Master of Visual Arts


Students develop advanced skills and extend their understanding of creative practice. The program prepares students for careers as practising artists, teachers, administrators, or for work in museums, galleries, the public sector, private enterprise. Areas taught include: ceramics, digital media, glass, gold and silversmithing, furniture, painting, photomedia, printmaking and drawing, sculpture and textiles.

Typical courses

  • Points of View
  • Issues in Contemporary Craft
  • Arguing Objects
  • Research
  • Visual Arts Master-class
  • Studio Practice

Our rankings

At the ANU you can learn from experts in your field. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings ANU was ranked number one in Australia and 13 in the world for social sciences, and number one in Australia and 17 in the world for arts and humanities.


Appropriate level skills as demonstrated through portfolio and CV and a four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent or a three year Bachelors degree in a cognate area with a minimum of two years relevant professional practice/experience. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts or the Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts.