• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts

Individual Research Courses may be undertaken as electives.  Approval of individual Research courses is subject to the approval of a detailed Research Plan and the availability of appropriate resources.

Courses are built around individually negotiated semester-long projects on a topic which is not otherwise offered by the School of Art. Each individual Research Course is to be described in a document which is drawn up in negotiation between the student and the assigned Workshop Supervisor by reference to a template which describes the project in terms of 1. Aims, 2. Methods and Resources, 3. Context, and 4. Anticipated Outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

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

At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. devise a detailed study/research program
  2. identify and develop experimental strategies
  3. communicate research outcomes in visual and written forms
  4. evaluate  their own work and the work of others relevant to the project

Other Information

The progressive outcomes of the approved research project are assessed by periodic supervisory contact plus review sessions and end-of-semester presentation to an assessment panel. Supervision sessions will provide advice on work in progress in response to approved projects, reviews will provide indicative advice on a student's achievement in relation to the submitted plan, and the end of semester presentation will assess the final outcomes against the agreed requirements.

Indicative Assessment

Research Plan: 10% [LO 1,2] due Week 4
Research Project: 70% [LO 1, 2]
Studio Journal and reflective research summary: 20% (800 - 1000wds) [LO 3,4]

The reflective research summary analyses and evaluates the project and relates it to its contextual framework.

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10 hours per week of supervised and individual study. 


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 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9913 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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