• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Within this course students will be introduced to a series of conceptual and thematic issues to build potential directions for independent studio-based investigations. In response, students will develop an Independent Work Proposal that explores one or more of these topics through studio practice. This course is designed for later year students in the Craft and Design disciplines to develop their advanced making skills, visual vocabulary and media-specific methods. The Interstudio framework will foster the contextualisation and deepening of studio practice while encouraging interdisciplinary or cross-media engagements, collaborations and critique. Lectures and other presentations will be centered on specific themes, and address concepts relevant to contemporary practice in craft and design. Studio practice components will emphasise independent development and management of projects to be supported by regular supervisory discussions and class critiques.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will  be able to:

  1. Identify and develop personal areas of research in craft and design;
  2. Demonstrate increased capacity, through practice and independent learning,  in skills, techniques and methods within a particular media/process of their choice;
  3. Engage in critical and self-reflective practice;
  4. Demonstrate ability to understand the relevance of the conceptual and theoretical contexts introduced through multiple craft and design disciplines as transferable to varied media;
  5. Produce speculative and/or finished works in response to one or more conceptual and/or thematic issues.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 4]

and Documentation (20%). [LOs 2 - 4]

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4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVART) or a Bachelor of Design Arts (BDESA). You must have completed or be currently studying ARTV3028 or DESA3004, or with permission of the convenor.


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3575 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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