Studied over one semester full-time, or part-time equivalent, the Graduate Certificate of Arts is a flexible graduate program that provides a foundation for further practical and theoretical studies in the arts. With specialisations across all School of Art & Design disciplines, this program can form the basis for future graduate study in a cognate Master’s program.
You can choose from four disciplines in which to specialise: Art History and Curatorial Studies, Design, Digital Arts, or Visual Arts.
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Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Arts, students will have developed the appropriate disciplinary knowledge and acquired advanced skills to:
- critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
- relate a field of study in the arts, humanities or social sciences to its wider cultural and societal context;
- critically evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to complex problems; and
- communicate and debate complex issues both orally and in writing using a variety of media.
Digital Arts Specialisation
Entry to the Digital Arts Specialisation requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material. Before applying, applicants should consult the ANU School of Art website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed: http://soa.anu.edu.au/how-apply/postgraduate-coursework-applications
Visual Arts Specialisation
Entry to the Visual Arts/Digital Arts Specialisation requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material. Before applying, applicants should consult the ANU School of Art website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed: http://soa.anu.edu.au/how-apply/postgraduate-coursework-application
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.
Entry to the Design Specialisation, Digital Arts Specialisation and Visual Arts Specialisation requires successful assessment of a portfolio of works.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Graduate Certificate of Arts requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations: