Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


*Not offered Blacktown 2024

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 2024 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)

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

Complete 20 to 30 credit points from the following:

  • ARTS226Video / Installation10 CP
  • ARTS236Ceramics/Multimedia10 CP
  • ARTS237Postmodern Art in the 20th Century10 CP
  • ARTS238Photography10 CP
  • ARTS241Painting10 CP
  • ARTS245Printmaking10 CP
  • ARTS246Sculptural Practice10 CP
  • ARTS247Renaissance to Romanticism in Art and Architecture10 CP
  • ARTS332Self-Directed Studio10 CP
  • ARTS340Visual Arts and Design Major Project10 CP
  • HUMA252Art, Politics and Society in Renaissance and Baroque Rome10 CP
  • HUMA253The Art of France From Empire to Modernity10 CP
  • HUMA320Major Creative Project10 CP
  • HUMA332Arts and Humanities Special Project10 CP
  • ARTS338International Study Tour: Venice Biennale10 CP
  • ARTS341Art in the 21st Century10 CP

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