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

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 consist of:

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
ARTV1033 Hold Everything: Studio Foundation 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
ARTV1401 Gold and Silversmithing: Introduction to Precise Miniature Construction 6
ARTV1402 Gold and Silversmithing: Movement and Articulated Form 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
ARTV1701 Printmedia and Drawing 1: Introduction to Drawing 6
ARTV1702 Printmedia and Drawing 2: Relief Printing 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
DESA1021 Precise Drawing and Model Making 6
DESA1022 Vision and Perception 6

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

Code Title Units
ARTV2038 Workshop Atelier 6
ARTV2039 Craft and Design Practice-led Research 6
ARTV2057 Hands On: Material Language 6
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
ARTV2124 Ceramics: Surface Decorating & Application 6
ARTV2125 Ceramics: Design, Process & Mould Making 6
ARTV2206 Furniture: Bend/Curve 6
ARTV2207 Furniture: Support/Body 6
ARTV2313 Glass: Kiln Casting 6
ARTV2314 Glass: Blowing and Finishing Techniques in context 6
ARTV2315 Glass: Kiln Forming 6
ARTV2406 Gold and Silversmithing: Forging Flatware 6
ARTV2407 Gold and Silversmithing: Utility as Context 6
ARTV2409 Gold and Silversmithing: Experimenting with Process 6
ARTV2505 Painting: Focus on the Figure 6
ARTV2506 Painting: Approaches to Abstraction 6
ARTV2509 Painting: Approaches to Composition and Colour 6
ARTV2511 Painting: Concepts, Materials, Processes 6
ARTV2605 Photomedia: Medium Format Photography and the Fine Print 6
ARTV2606 Photomedia: Digital Photography and Studio Lighting 6
ARTV2609 Animation and Video: Video Camera and Storyboarding 6
ARTV2610 Animation and Video: 3D Animation and Character Development 6
ARTV2611 Photography: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2615 Animation: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2617 Video: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2705 Printmedia and Drawing: Introduction to Etching 6
ARTV2706 Printmedia and Drawing: Experimental Drawing 6
ARTV2715 Printmedia and Drawing: Typography 6
ARTV2717 Printmedia and Drawing: Book Design 6
ARTV2721 Printmedia and Drawing: Drawing (General) 6
ARTV2723 Printmedia and Drawing: Screen Printing 6
ARTV2725 Printmedia and Drawing: Etching 6
ARTV2727 Printmedia and Drawing: Lithography 6
ARTV2729 Printmedia and Drawing: Life Drawing 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
ARTV2808 Sculpture: Space and Shape Investigations with Soft Sculpture, Pattern Making and Armature 6
ARTV2813 Sculpture Reproduction and Simulacra Through Casting and Finishing Bronze 6
ARTV2814 Sculpture Advanced Methods Through Installation and Site Considerations 6
ARTV2815 Sculpture: Temporal Studies, making time in space 6
ARTV2818 Sculpture Advanced Construction 6
ARTV2906 Textiles: Approaches to Drawing for Craft and Design 6
ARTV2907 Textiles: Embroidery and Hand Stitch 6
ARTV2908 Textiles: Constructed Textiles 6
ARTV2911 Textiles: Experimental Practices 6
ARTV2921 Environment Studio 1 6
ARTV2922 Environment Studio 2 6
DESA2017 Multiples and Production: The Unique Offering 6
DESA2018 Multiples and Production: Entrepreneurship for Designers 6
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