Our Degrees

The School of Art & Design offers degrees in Visual Arts, Design, and Art History and Curatorship, offering Bachelor Degrees, Honours, Masters (Postgraduate Coursework), as well as MPhil and PhD (Postgraduate Research) programs.

To enhance potential for cross-disciplinary research, we give all students the unique opportunity to combine art and design disciplines with subjects across ANU in our Flexible Double Degree program. You can also choose from single degrees, Flexible Double Degrees and research-intensive degrees, especially designed so that you can tailor your studies to suit your strengths, passions, and career aspirations.

DESIGN has a vital role in shaping a fast-moving world: it’s about applied creativity, engagement and collaboration, as well as the art and craft of making. Studies in Design equip graduates to take on the opportunities and challenges of our rapidly changing world.

Our VISUAL ARTS degrees are studio based and provide students with opportunities to develop specialised skills and interdisciplinary practices. Our staff and facilities enable specialisation and hybrid practice across the disciplines of Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Jewellery & Object, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture & Spatial Practice and Textiles.

Studies in ART HISTORY & CURATORSHIP at the ANU bridge the gap between art history as an academic discipline and the practicalities of curating collections and exhibitions. Our students are globally connect, with opportunities to study intensive art history courses taught overseas and participate in the ANU international exchange program. Our strong partnerships with industry allow students with access to learning and internship opportunities in Australia’s leading cultural institutions. 

Undergraduate programs


Graduate coursework

Postgraduate research


For more information about our Postgraduate Research Degrees and the admissions processes, please see the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences website.

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Image credit: Indigenous artist Pepai Jangala Carroll, from Ernabella, South Australia, during an ANU facilitated residency at the ANU School of Art and Design.


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Updated:  1 September 2021/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications