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Australian National University School of Art & Design

The Australian National University (ANU) School of Art and Design (SOA&D) is located within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS). It equips students with specialised skills for professional careers in the visual arts, media arts and design industries. Our philosophy embraces an interdisciplinary and flexible approach to art education, where new technologies augment traditional media. We are internationally recognised for studio-based teaching across the disciplines of Ceramics, Design, Furniture, Glass, Gold and Silversmithing, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture and Textiles. Our dedicated Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT) offers acclaimed courses to develop critical thinking and curatorship skills. Our staff are renowned practising artists and researchers who lead hands-on courses. Students have access to a range of creative facilities and equipment including our Digital Fabrication Lab and Inkjet Research Facility, as well as a dedicated art library and several multi-purpose gallery spaces.

Located in an iconic art deco building on the ANU campus in central Canberra, the school has drawn on its proximity to Australia’s national galleries and museums to build a strong reciprocal relationship with major cultural institutions for teaching and learning.

Our artist-in-residence and international exchange program have established strong connections with a global network of leading artists and institutions, and through outreach programs and events we enliven the cultural community of Canberra.