single degree

Master of Visual Arts (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MVAADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

A Master of Visual Arts is the opportunity you have dreamed of – to focus on developing your skills as an artist or professional in the arts sector.

Through individual studio practice, core theory, master classes, field studies, research projects, and courses across ANU, you will extend your creative, technical and analytical skills under the supervision of our expert staff.

Study is available in a variety of workshops including art theory, ceramics, furniture, glass, gold and silversmithing, printmedia and drawing, painting, photography and media arts, sculpture, and textiles.

As a visual arts student at ANU, you will find the nation’s premier cultural institutions - as well as the thriving local art scene - at your doorstep.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

A Master of Visual Arts will advance your career as a practising artist, teacher, or administrator, or open up opportunities for working in museums, galleries, the public sector, and private enterprise.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

1.    Pose significant research problems relevant to the Visual Arts.
2.    Research, analyse and synthesise complex ideas and concepts using cognitive, technical and creative skills.
3.    Apply innovative practice-led methodologies that integrate specialised and advanced skills with the developed knowledge of the discipline.
4.    Communicate and present complex ideas and original works to specialist and non-specialist audiences using professional conventions.
5.    Initiate, lead and negotiate a significant creative practice-led research project.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 6/7, with the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis, and successful assessment of a portfolio of works. 

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Progression requirements apply:
Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8105 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. 
Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance will be transferred to the Master of Visual Arts.

Cognate disciplines:
Architecture, Design, Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Visual Anthropology, Visual Arts

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$23,376.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$35,904.00

Scholarships

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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Visual Arts (Advanced) requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following introductory component:

6 units from completion of a foundation theory course from the following list:

ARTH6004 City Sites: studies in art and urbanity
ARTH6043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000
ARTH6044 Art and Its Context: Materials Techniques Display
ARTH6050 Photography and Art
ARTH6052 Art of the Modern Print
ARTH6056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation
ARTH6059 Art and Architecture of Asia: Continuity and Change
ARTH6061 Postmodern Sublime
ARTH6080 Art and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815
ARTH6081 Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815
ARTH6082 Art, War and Conflict
ARTH6093 Post-Colonial Discourses in Australian Art
ARTH6097 Victorian and Edwardian Art: Australia and Europe 1837-1914
ARTH6598 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
ARTH6160 Cartographies: Art Exploration and Knowledge
ARTH6161 Contemporary Australian Art
ARTH6162 Cyberculture
ARTH6163 Memory
ARTH6164 Theories of the Object
ARTH6165Theories of the Image
ARTH6167 Issues in Contemporary Craft and Design
ARTH6168 Renaissance and Baroque Art
ARTH6169 Introducing Asian Modernisms
ARTH6171 Costume, Fashion and Visual Culture

18 units from completion of foundation studio courses from the following list:

ARTV6000 Animation
ARTV6057 Hands On: Material Language
ARTV6508 Painting: Materiality and Meaning
ARTV6801 Sculpture: Bricolage Through Collecting, Collating and Construction with Found Materials
ARTV8038 Practice-led Research Project
ARTV8039 Practice-led Research Major Project

24 units from completion of studio courses on the following disciplinary courses list:

ARTV6003 Video Art
ARTV6006 Photography
ARTV6027 Professional Practices
ARTV6028 Professional Practices Internship 
ARTV6100 Typography: Textual use in Visual Arts
ARTV6507 Painting: Open to Influence Studio Research
ARTV6508 Painting: Materiality and Meaning
ARTV6510 Painting: Critical Analysis and Reflection in the Studio
ARTV6802 Sculpture Advanced Construction through Fabrication
ARTV6803 Sculpture: Space and Negative to Positive Reproduction through mould making and surface replication
ARTV6804 Sculpture Replicating Through Casting and Finishing Bronze
ARTV6805 Sculpture Temporal Studies Making Time in Space: through chance and process approaches
ARTV6814 Sculpture: Advanced Methods Through Installation and Site Considerations
ARTV6921 Environment Studio 1
Internship
ARTV8038 Practice-led Research Project
ARTV8039 Practice-led Research Major Project
ARTV8040 Practice-led Research Extended Project
ARTV8054 Research
ARTV8300 Visual Arts Studio Masterclass
DESA6017 Multiples and Production: The Unique Offering
DESN6001 Digital Form and Fabrication
DESN6005 Form and Fabrication in Context
DESN6006 Front-End Web: Crafting Online Experience

24 units from completion of the following research component:

6 units from completion of ARTH8022 Points of View: Independent Creative Art and Media Practice

6 units from completion of a research training course from the following list:

ARTH8020 Arguing Objects
ARTH8021 Writing About Art and Creative Practice

12 units from completion of research project courses from the following list:

ARTV8038 Practice-led Research Project
ARTV8039 Practice-led Research Major Project

24 units from completion of THES8105 Thesis
 
The following courses are repeatable for credit, up to a maximum of 36 units each, and if repeated must be repeated with a different topic each time. Each instance of a course may only be counted towards one list.

ARTV8038 Practice-led Research Project
ARTV8039 Practice-led Research Major Project
ARTV8040 Practice-led Research Extended Project

Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8105 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. 

Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance will be transferred to the Master of Visual Arts.

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

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