• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Anne Brennan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Winter Session 2015
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Environment Studio 1 offers supervised environmentally-orientated field research and related studio development for students of the visual arts. Field research will take place in locations in and around Canberra and may concentrate on the formulation of ifdeas, the gathering of materials and visual imagery or the undertaking of site-specific work. Data gathered in the field informs the studio development of a folio of artwork.

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. Develop a basic method for field-based enquiry
  2. Demonstrate a basic capacity to apply creative processes in the field and the studio to data gathered in the field
  3. Show basic awareness of the environmental, cultural and social issues informing field research and associated creative production

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (60%) [LOs 1-3]

Documentation (40%) [LOs 1, 3]: this could include visual diaries, field notes, preparatory sketches, photographs, video footage, etc

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

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As intensive:

14 day intensive, including 5 day excursion, combining formal instruction and self-directed field work and studio practice. 52 contact hours plus pre- and post- field trip preparation/debriefing and studio time.

As semester-long course:

 4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and self-directed field excursions plus 6 hours per week self-directed studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2100 and ARTV6921.

Assumed Knowledge

Some basic knowledge of visual arts processes such as drawing, painting, photography or video would be an advantage, but not essential. Recommended courses ARTV1020, ARTV1021, ARTV1022 or any visual arts electives offered by ANU School of Art.


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.

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3149 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1641 01 Jul 2015 01 Jul 2015 10 Jul 2015 14 Aug 2015 In Person N/A

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