• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The aim of this course is to introduce graduate level students to the material properties and possibilities of working with mild steel as a plastic material.  The course will provide experience working with a wide range of metal processes and the hand tools relating to mild steel. Students will work on both self-generated projects and on projects devised to extend expertise in specific techniques  and processes.  Attendance at technical workshops and demonstrations is a requirement.

The course includes instruction in safe working practices and OH&S guidelines and students will be expected to complete various technical exercises and demonstrate competency in the safe use of new equipment and materials.

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. Demonstrate creative use of techniques and equipment

2. Demonstrate the creative analysis and exploration of materials and processes

3. Show a critical awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the course material

4. Exploit the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual and conceptually developed way

5. Demonstrate an understanding of critical, analytical and self-reflective practice

6. Apply concepts and techniques to the development of works of art

7. Identify and develop personal topics for individual research

8. Demonstrate adherence to OH & S requirements and procedures

Indicative Assessment

Study Plan: 10% 800 - 1000wds  [LO 3, 5]

Studio investigations 30% [LO 1 – 8]

Portfolio of studio work (40%) [LO: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Detailed studio journal including 1000 wd written reflection (20%) [LO: 3, 5, 7, 8].

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 4 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV1801 or ARTV1011 or DESA1001

You will need to contact the School of Art to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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

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