Bachelor of Visual Arts

Australian National University

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
selection rank
Canberra 139104 CSP 3F/6P N/A N/A


B Visual Arts at ANU is a practical degree which offers you the opportunity to develop and refine high-level technical and creative skills, and knowledge for working with the forms, materials and technologies of a chosen studio discipline. All first-year students complete foundation studies (including life and general drawing, 2D and 3D studies, art theory) and commence studies in their major workshop. Subsequent years include major workshop, electives and art theory.

Areas of study: Animation and video, ceramics, furniture, glass, gold and silversmithing, painting, photomedia, print media and drawing, sculpture, textiles.

Career opportunities: Depending on majors, visual artist, theatre technician and designer, textile designer, jeweller, fashion designer, commercial photographer, arts administrator and curator; careers in museums and galleries, film and games, television, web authoring, multimedia.

Honours: Available as an additional year, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges: Visit the ANU website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Year 12 qualification: ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or NSW HSC, or equivalent.

Portfolio and Interview: Entry to B Visual Arts is based on meeting both the minimum qualification requirement and a successful assessment of suitability via an interview and portfolio assessment.

In addition to submitting a UAC application, you must register for an interview. Visit the ANU website for further information, including closing dates.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Student profile

Visit the ANU website.

Further information

Visit the ANU website.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, refer to the ANU general admission criteria and visit the ANU website.

Combined options
Combined options are available in a number of ANU courses.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
139104 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank