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Study in Australia: art & design in Canberra

02 December 2016 by News Desk

Study in Australia where new courses at ANU include Bachelor and Masters degrees in Design as well as research degrees at Masters and PhD levels.

Study in AustraliaStudy in Australia where Canberra’s Australian National University is expanding its art and design courses and has announced a new school name.

After nearly 40 years of producing Australia’s top art graduates, The Australian National University School of Art will now be called the ANU School of Art and Design to reflect the launch of a new suite of design programs for students.

Associate Professor Denise Ferris, Head of the ANU School of Art and Design, said the move highlights the school’s aim become the top design school in Australia.

“Design is a growing area of the arts, and one that offers a wide variety of career prospects and opportunities for graduates,” Associate Professor Ferris said.

“On top of being the best art school in Australia, we want to become the best design school. We have put together a program to attract the country’s best design students.”

Study in Australia: art & design in Canberra

The ANU Design program will be headed by Dr Geoff Hinchcliffe and Associate Professor Mitchell Whitelaw, who have been pioneers of new forms of digital and web design.

Dr Hinchcliffe, a School of Art alumnus, has had a career spanning print, TV, web and interactive media, and his research focuses on new practices in digital design and innovative web-based forms.

Associate Professor Whitelaw has a strong focus on new media art and culture, especially generative systems, data-aesthetics, and digital cultural collections.

Since 2010 he has worked with partners including the Asia Art Archive, Canberra Museum and Gallery, the State Library of Queensland, the State Library of New South Wales, the National Archives of Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia.

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