• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Anne Brennan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course provides outstanding field-based visual art engagement opportunities with the Bundian Way, a shared history pathway of Aboriginal origin between the Snowy Mountains and Twofold Bay. It offers supervised camping-based field trips that provide primary research opportunities to inform artwork and related studio development. Informed individuals, representatives and artists from the local Aboriginal communities are available to enhance student understanding of cultural relationships with country. Field research and tutorial sessions inform the secondary studio development of a folio of artwork. Field trips enable the collection and synthesis of materials and visual imagery as well as the location for undertaking site-specific work.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Develop a basic method for field-based enquiry based on observations made in the field and create a body of artwork that reflects this methodology.
  2. Demonstrate a basic capacity to apply creative processes in the field and studio, to primary research materials collected.
  3. Reflect critically on their own work and articulate their key concerns and reference points.
  4. Show basic awareness of the environmental, cultural and social issues informing field research and associated creative processes.

Indicative Assessment

Contextualised portfolio of work (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1 - 4]
Artist statement, (100-200words) (10%) [Learning Outcome 1, 3]
Documentation (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 4]
Participation (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]

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As intensive:
14 day intensive, including 5 day excursion, combining formal instruction and self-directed field work and studio practice. 130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 52 hours of contact: 5 day field trip, pre-field trip and post-field trip preparation/debriefing, and studio time.
b) 78 hours of independent studio practice and research.
As semester-long course:
4 hours of lectures, tutorials, critiques and self-directed field excursions per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to dedicate a further 6 hours to independent studio practice each teaching week of the semester. Total 130 hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2100 and ARTV6921.

Assumed Knowledge

Some basic knowledge of visual arts processes such as drawing, painting, photography, assemblage, installation or video would be an advantage. Recommended courses ARTV1020, ARTV1021, ARTV1022 or any visual arts electives offered by the ANU School of Art.


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
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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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3800 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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