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FAD News and Events

The Faculty of Arts and Design is home to multiple research and teaching activities throughout the year. Here you'll discover a little about our most recent programs, events and achievements.


Want your writing published? Analecta is the University of Canberra's annual anthology of creative works. It accepts submissions in any format including poetry, screenplays, graphic novels, creative non-fiction and more. Each anthology is composed entirely of creative works written by members of the student body, and each year's editorial committee is filled by student volunteers.

Analecta was established in 1993 and since then has been publishing the best UC students have to offer. Its past contributors include popular children's author Eleanor Coombe, award-winning author and editor (and University of Canberra staff member) Irma Gold, and the 'Bedroom Philosopher,' Justin Heazlewood. 

To volunteer for the editorial team or to enquire about our submissions process contact All UC students at any level of experience are welcome.

Eco Outdoor Student Competition, open to Masters Students from 1st August - 31st August, 2018

More Information visit Eco Outdoor

Ever wondered what it's like to study Design at UC?

We asked students at our recent graduating exhibitions what they loved about their UC experience.

Australasian Graduate of the Year Awards Winner 

The Faculty of Arts and Design is happy and proud to share that UC recent Industrial Design graduate Dylan White has been awarded both the 2015 Object Design Category Winner AND Overall Award of Excellence Winner in the Australasian Graduate of the Year Awards (AGOTYA), by the Design Institute of Australia !!! 

This is a significant achievement which evidences the high standards of our design courses and graduates, as participants come from all design disciplines and top design education institutions in Australia and New Zealand, including Massey University (NZ) and UNSW, among many others.  All participating projects are currently exhibited in Federation Square, Melbourne.

Academics from Graphic Design & Media Arts took out 3 of 5 prizes at the Innovage Aged Care Hackathon last weekend at the Inspire Centre.

Dr. Fanke Peng and Dr.  Ana Sanchez's "wearable memory" iBecon project placed 2nd overall (a cash prize of $1,500) and was an honourable mention in the category of "best use of iBeacon" and the project that Dr. Lisa Scharoun, Dr. Fanke Peng, Dr. Carlos Montana Hoyos and Dr. Raghu Gudur created called "Storytelling Time Machine" was awarded honourable mention for "best use of Kinect" (a prize of 4 Kinects and Microsoft support to set up new projects worth over $8000). 


A link to winning entries can be found here: