• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Niklavs Rubenis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course draws upon developing abilities to create curved components to investigate the support of the human body in the near environment. Topics covered include observations contextualising humans seeking bodily support from objects and the environment (when, where and why we perch, lean, sit, lounge, lie down), exploring objects that interface with the body to dictate behaviour or present emotional/narrative content, creative ideation, ergonomics, scale drawings, mock-ups, approaches to scaffolding intersecting parts in free space, and the use of jigs for supporting curves.  Students will work both during and outside of class to design and make one major furniture project.  The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes.  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. Demonstrate competency with a range of higher level technical skills in creating complex structures including intersecting components and/or curved components;
  2. Apply knowledge of the functional, conceptual, historical and theoretical contexts through development and execution of studio projects and research;
  3. Demonstrate critical reflection and contextual understanding on own work and that of other artists/designers through note-taking in journal and in discussions.

Indicative Assessment

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

and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 4]

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

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Workload

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 visual or design arts degree and have completed ARTV1201 or ARTV1011 and be currently enrolled into ARTV2206. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2203 or ARTV2003 or DESA2203 or DESA2002 or DESA2207.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8945 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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