• 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

The aim of this course students develop and undertake an individual design project. Experimental studio research into the planning and manufacturing process will be informed by contemporary
and/or historical precedents. Concept, research and development is progressed through critical
evaluation. Students will learn how to research and articulate the context of their work, including theoretical, historical and critical frameworks. Students will develop a high level body of work suitable for exhibiton. 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, student will  be able to:
  1. Demonstrate skill in planning and execution of an independent design project and create a body of work that is suitable for exhibition
  2. Develop, research and evaluate design concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking
  3. Articulate the concepts and techniques underpinning the project.
  4. Demonstrate comprehensive awareness of design related historical, critical and theoretical contexts of your work.

Indicative Assessment

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

Journal/Documentation/presentation (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 Design Arts and must have successfully completed DESA3901. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2905 or DESA3002 and ARTV3026 and ARTV2905 and ARTV3902.


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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