• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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In this course students will explore the relationships between visual arts themes and areas of medium specific practice. Students will learn how to direct their personal ideas, developing skills while identifying and articulating contextual links. The outcomes for this course will be the development and shaping a personal methodolgy culminating in the creation of new works.
Based on an Independent Work Proposal (IWP), students will explore and develop creative works relevant to their chosen project. Students will be supported though group sessions across several disciplines as well as tutorials, demonstrations and discussions within each Workshop.
The strength of this course rests in its integration of traditional skills learning and contemporary approaches to visual arts practice. A student’s documentation and communication of their project's evolution will be integral to their studies. A weekly and cross-disciplinary forum will provide for critical and contextual discussions relevant to their academic and visual arts development.
Workplace Health and Safety instruction is an integral part of this course and will be handled within each Workshop.

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 thorough knowledge of the processes, terminology, forms and materials relevant to the selected Workshop, and apply skills and knowledge to the making of creative works.
  2. Work independently and/or collaboratively in a Workshop environment in response to project demands.
  3. Develop and evaluate concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively.
  4. Demonstrate high level competencies and understanding in relation to speaking and writing about the independent project.
  5. Reflect on social, ethical, cultural, technological and environmental issues of creative practice considering local and international perspectives.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%)  [LOs 1 – 5]

Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [LOs 3, 4, 5]

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

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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; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of visual or design arts degree and have successfully completed ARTV2119 AND ARTV2120, or ARTV2207 AND ARTV2209, or ARTV2315 AND ARTV2316, or ARTV2408 AND ARTV2409, or ARTV1902 AND ARTV2906 AND ARTV2907 AND ARTV2908 AND ARTV2909, or ARTV2203 or ARTV2204 or ARTV2304 or ARTV2404 or ARTV2904 or ARTV2104 or ARTV2003 or ARTV2004. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2105 or ARTV2205 or ARTV2305 or ARTV2405 or ARTV2905 or ARTV3026 or ARTV3103 or ARTV3215 or ARTV3301 or ARTV3401 or ARTV3901 or DESA2105 or DESA2205 or DESA2305 or DESA2405 or DESA2905 or DESA3002 or DESA3101 or DESA3201 or DESA3301 or DESA3401 or DESA3901 or DESA3101 or DESA3201 or DESA3301 or DESA3401 or DESA3901.



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
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
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
3748 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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