• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This project-oriented course further extends student technical, material and conceptual skills. The course delivers an approach to design as a systematic development to a given or self initiated problem. The focus is on design as a process of cenceptual development, rather than design for industry. Students devise individual responses to one set theme to develop their ability to innovate and apply techniques appropriate to particular concepts. In addition, an extensive individual work proposal is developed, applying critical thinking and innovation to a broad range of materials, techniques and concepts. The use of digitally controlled manufacturing processes may be applied for the execution of course work. A program of studio theory is undertaken to examine and situate the students works in the historical and contemporary contexts of gold and silversmithing. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.

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. Plan and execute a design-based production multiples  which demonstrate a high level of skill in the application of new technologies and practical processes;
  2. Effectively interpret, communicate and present ideas suited to production multiples through integration of concepts and processes, showing familiarity with research methodologies.
  3. Demonstrate expanded awareness of historical and theoretical contexts for production multiples in art and design practice;
  4. Demonstrate awareness of their own work in relation to broader cultural contexts;

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1 - 5]

Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 2 - 5]

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

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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 Design Arts and must have successfully completed DESA2408 AND DESA2409 OR DESA2404 OR DESA3001. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed DESA2405; DESA3002; ARTV3026; ARTV2405; ARTV3401.


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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There are no current offerings for this course.

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