• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Art History, Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Anne Brennan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2014
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This intensively-delivered course is designed to introduce students engaged in practice-led research to the principles of exegetical writing. It aims to provide students in the creative arts with the practical skills to structure and develop their exegesis. The course will  address the specific issues entailed in the writing of a document designed to critically reflect on a body of practical work, outlining a variety of strategies and models for experimenting with voice, structure and content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Experiment with different modes and voices for writing about practice
  2. Evaluate other’s writing about practice
  3. Evaluate and explore ways of writing about material, process and/or performance
  4. Apply course material to the writing of an exegesis

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation 10% (LO 1-4)
  2.  Written assignment, 500 words 10%
  3. Essay or experimental writing, 4500 words 60% (LO 1, 3, 4)
  4. Audio/visual presentation with written paper, 1000 words 20% (LO 1, 3, 4)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


Five 6-hour days attendance at intensive classes and a further 18 hours of directed preparatory reading and preparation and up to 70 hours of independent private study/research.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Art to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Barrett, E and Bolt B. (eds.) Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry, London: IBTauris 2007

Carter, P., Material Thinking: The Theory and Practice of Creative Research Melbourne: MUP 2004

Readings will be posted online as an e-brick prior to the intensive.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5728 23 Jun 2014 04 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 In Person N/A

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