• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Minor code VAPR-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Visual Arts Practice Minor

The Visual Arts Practice minor offers students in a range of degree programs the opportunity to undertake practice-based study in the ANU School of Art.  Students have the opportunity to study across a range of studio disciplines or focus their studies in one or two workshops.  The 1000-level courses provide students with a visual and artistic literacy which forms the basis for 2000-level studio practice courses.  Students will also become part of the School of Art’s vibrant and cohesive artistic community and enjoy close proximity to major collecting institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia.  Studies in Art Theory or Art History provide a strong complement to this minor. 

Places in the courses listed below are strictly limited and students are advised to enrol as early as possible.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in the creation of art in a variety of forms.
  • apply relevant skills and knowledge to realise artefacts and forms of creative expression.
  • develop and evaluate concepts and process by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively. 
  • work independently and collaboratively in a workshop environment in response to project demands.
  • apply occupational health and safety regulations and principles within a workshop environment.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARTV1020 Figure & Life 6
ARTV1021 Image and Object 6
ARTV1022 Vision and Perception 6
ARTV1032 Foundation Computer Studies 6
ARTV1101 Ceramics: Materials & Technology 6
ARTV1102 Ceramics: Throwing & Surface Decoration 6
ARTV1103 Animation and Video: The Digital Workspace 6
ARTV1104 Animation and Video: Digital Equipment and Studios 6
ARTV1201 Furniture: Shape/Structure 6
ARTV1202 Furniture: Elevate/Surface 6
ARTV1301 Glass Introduction 6
ARTV1302 Glass: Processes and Methods 6
ARTV1501 Painting: Introducing Painting 6
ARTV1502 Painting: Composition and Space 6
ARTV1601 Photomedia: Black and White Photography and Camera Skills 6
ARTV1602 Photomedia: Colour Photography and Digital Skills 6
ARTV1603 Interactive Digital Environments: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV1604 Interactive Digital Environments: Creative Projects, Research and Development 6
ARTV1801 Sculpture: Constructed Form and Space , Through Investigations with Wood and Metal 6
ARTV1802 Sculpture: Plasticity, Observation and Abstraction Through Figure Modeling and Waste Moulding 6
ARTV1901 Textiles: Dye and Surface Manipulation 6
ARTV1902 Textiles: Print and Surface Design 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARTV2117 Ceramics: Glaze & Colour Development 6
ARTV2118 Ceramics: Kilns & Firing 6
ARTV2121 Ceramic Making and Surfacing 6
ARTV2122 Ceramics Exploration of a Thrown Form. 6
ARTV2123 Ceramics Glaze & Colour Development Advanced 6
ARTV2206 Furniture: Bend/Curve 6
ARTV2207 Furniture: Support/Body 6
ARTV2313 Glass: Intermediate Kiln Forming 6
ARTV2314 Glass: Intermediate Blowing and Finishing Techniques 6
ARTV2317 Extended Investigations in Glass 6
ARTV2318 Specialized Kiln Cast Glass Intensive 6
ARTV2417 Gold and Silversmithing: Small Scale Metal Casting 6
ARTV2418 Gold and Silversmithing: Surface as Refinement of Form 6
ARTV2419 Gold and Silversmithing: Forming Sheet Metal 6
ARTV2420 Gold and Silversmithing: Steel Tool Making 6
ARTV2505 Painting: Focus on the Figure 6
ARTV2506 Painting: Approaches to Abstraction 6
ARTV2511 Painting: Concepts, Materials, Processes 6
ARTV2509 Painting: Approaches to Composition and Colour 6
ARTV2611 Photography: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2612 Photography: Creative Project Research and Development 6
ARTV2621 Photography: An Historical and Theoretical Overview 6
ARTV2622 Media Arts: An Historical and Theoretical Overview 6
ARTV2623 Photography: Issues in Contemporary Photography and Media Arts 6
ARTV2615 Animation: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2616 Animation: Creative Project Research and Development 6
ARTV2617 Video: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2618 Video: Creative Project Research and Development 6
ARTV2619 Digital Compositing: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2620 Digital Compositing: Creative Project Research and Development 6
ARTV2715 Printmedia and Drawing: Typography 6
ARTV2717 Printmedia and Drawing: Book Design 6
ARTV2727 Printmedia and Drawing: Lithography 6
ARTV2725 Printmedia and Drawing: Etching 6
ARTV2723 Printmedia and Drawing: Screenprinting 1 6
ARTV3734 Printmedia and Drawing: Screenprinting 2 6
ARTV2729 Printmedia and Drawing: Life Drawing 1 6
ARTV3730 Printmedia and Drawing: Life Drawing 2 6
ARTV2806 Sculpture: Bricolage Through Collecting, Collating and Construction with Found Materials 6
ARTV2807 Sculpture: Space and Reproduction Through Mould Making and Surface Replication 6
ARTV2813 Sculpture Reproduction and Simulacra Through Casting and Finishing Bronze 6
ARTV2814 Sculpture Advanced Methods Through Innovative Sculptural Production Finish and Site Considerations 6
ARTV2815 Sculpture Temporal Studies Through Time, Change and Process Approaches to Sculpture 6
ARTV2818 Sculpture Advanced Construction 6
ARTV2906 Textiles: Approaches to Drawing for Craft and Design 6
ARTV2907 Textiles: Embroidery and Hand Stitch 6
ARTV2911 Textiles: Experimental Practices 6
ARTV2038 Workshop Atelier 6
ARTV2039 Craft and Design Practice-led Research 6
ARTV2040 Craft and Design Interstudio 6
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