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

Advanced Construction aims to introduce graduate students to the material properties and possibilities of working with mild steel as a plastic material.  The course will provide experience working with a 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 expected.

The course includes instruction in safe working practices and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) guidelines. Students are 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:

Upon Successful Completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Exploit the characteristics of advanced construction materials and processes in an individual and conceptually developed way;
  2. Demonstrate sophisticated analysis and exploration of advanced construction materials and processes to develop resolved work;
  3. Show critical awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to their individual projects; and
  4. Apply critical, analytical and self-reflective practice.

Indicative Assessment

Study Plan, 800-1000 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 2,3
Portfolio of studio work (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Detailed studio journal including 1000 word written reflection (20%) Learning Outcomes 2,3,4

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

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Workload

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

You are not able to enrol in this class if you have previously completed ARTV2818.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are expected to have some understanding of basic construction and use of tools.

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
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

There are no current offerings for this course.

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