• 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 PGRD
  • 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 ideas, the gathering of materials and visual imagery or the undertaking of site-specific work. Data gathered in the field informs the studio developmnent 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 sophisticated method for field-based enquiry
  2. Demonstrate an advanced capacity to apply creative processes in the field and the studio to data gathered in the field
  3. Demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of the environmental, cultural and social issues informing field research and associated creative production

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (50%) [LOs 1-3] 

Documentation (30%) [LOs 1, 3]: this could include visual diaries, field notes, preparatory sketches, photographs, video footage, etc 

10 minute tutorial presentation (c1500 words) (20%)[LOs 1,3]

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 including 3 dedicated 1 hour graduate tutorials 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. Three additional graduate tutorials per semester. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2921

Assumed Knowledge

Students will need to have familiarity with visual arts studio materials, processes and equipment.


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

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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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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3151 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
1643 01 Jul 2015 01 Jul 2015 10 Jul 2015 14 Aug 2015 In Person N/A

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