Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


Blacktown- Not on offer (2022)

Additional information

The Visual Arts minor provides a mix of studio-based fine art and art and design history and theory electives. Emphasis is placed on students experiencing a range of professional practice opportunities such as entering their work in art competitions, writing publish-ready interviews, articles and art reviews and presenting their artwork in group exhibitions in the ACU gallery. Students are trained by staff who are active practitioners in their field and benefit from small class sizes in an intimate studio environment. Students on an education pathway choose units in the visual arts major that will prepare them for primary and secondary level teaching. The art history and theory units have resulted in career outcomes as freelance art reviewers, educational officers in galleries and research assistant positions in academia. The practical art units have resulted in students working toward solo exhibitions and curating group shows off their peers' work in artist-run spaces.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A)

b. 20 cp to 30 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B)

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ARTS112Art in the Early 20th Century10

Part B : 200 and/or 300-level Units

Complete 20 to 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ARTS226Video / Installation10
ARTS237Postmodern Art in the 20th Century10
ARTS246Sculptural Practice10
ARTS247Renaissance to Romanticism in Art and Architecture10
ARTS332Self-Directed Studio10
ARTS340Visual Arts and Design Major Project10
HUMA252Art, Politics and Society in Renaissance and Baroque Rome10
HUMA253The Art of France From Empire to Modernity10
HUMA320Major Creative Project10
HUMA332Arts and Humanities Special Project10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ARTS338International Study Tour: Venice Biennale10
ARTS341Art in the 21st Century10

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