• 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 & Design. 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 & Design'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.

School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in the creation of art in a variety of forms;
  2. apply relevant skills and knowledge to realise artefacts and forms of creative expression;
  3. develop and evaluate concepts and process by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively; 
  4. work independently and collaboratively in a workshop environment in response to project demands; and
  5. 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: Foundations of photography, printing 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

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

Code Title Units
ARTV2039 Craft and Design Practice-led Research 6
ARTV2057 Hands On: Material Language 6
ARTV2058 Outside The Box: Making Art for a Public Space 6
ARTV2059 Introduction to Virtual Reality 6
ARTV2117 Ceramics: Glaze & Colour Development 6
ARTV2121 Ceramic Making and Surfacing 6
ARTV2124 Ceramics: Surface, Form and Connectivity 6
ARTV2125 Ceramics: Moulding, Casting & Digital Technologies 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: Advanced Principles in Exposure and Printing 6
ARTV2606 Photomedia: Digital Photography and Studio Lighting 6
ARTV2609 Animation and Video: Visual Storytelling 6
ARTV2610 Animation and Video: 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
ARTV2819 Vision and Perception 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: field based research and studio practice in visual arts 6
DESA2017 Multiples and Production: The Unique Offering 6
DESA2018 Multiples and Production: Entrepreneurship for Designers 6
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