• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Peter Alwast
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2017
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This course presents students with the opportunity to define and explore an individual studio project, emphasising a creative synthesis of concept and process. Material exploration, critical thinking and creative problem solving are encouraged. Drawing is approached both as research for the painting process and as an independent expressive form. Studio theory contextualizes these painting projects within the broader arts context. Workplace 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 have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Identify and effectively apply a range of higher level painting skills tailored to their own project ;
  2. Independently explore the potential of painting materials to convey their ideas;
  3. Experiment with the integration of painting concepts and processes suited to their chosen theme ;
  4. Critically engage with painting history and theory relevant to their own project. 

Indicative Assessment

Body of studio work (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-3 
Drawing, research, visual diary (20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4


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This course may be delivered in either semester mode or intensive mode:
Semester mode
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice.
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice and research.
Intensive mode
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 6 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice.
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice and research.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts or a Bachelor of Design degree have completed ARTV2505 and ARTV2506, or ARTV2503, or ARTV2003. You are unable to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2504 and ARTV2004.



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
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6852 18 Sep 2017 22 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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