• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2017
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Points of View: Independent Creative Art and Media Practice (ARTV8821)

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches for independently generating, developing and evaluating creative works including visual and digital artworks, digital productions, decorative arts, crafts and design projects.  By analysing and evaluating creative works, students will develop an individual point of view in relation to their own work and the work of others. In addition, students will explore contexts in which discussion about creative works takes place; these include art and digital media history and criticism, decorative arts, craft and design forums, curatorial practice, marketing and promotion. The course is delivered as a five day intensive during the early weeks of semester and involves students in lectures, critique sessions, small group discussion, area specific tutorials and seminar paper presentation.

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 key aspects of planning, creating and presenting creative works.
  2. Analyse creative works and the context in which these are displayed in order to articulate a point of view.
  3. Demonstrate critical points of view in a reasoned, referenced, and clearly structured analysis in both written and audio-visual forms.

Indicative Assessment

Participation: 10% [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Seminar presentation, 1000 words and submission of Audio/Visual files: 30% [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Written analysis and evaluation of your point of view concerning the planning, creating and presenting of creative works, 4000 words: 60%  [Learning Outcomes 1-3]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 30 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days; and b) 100 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. Contact hours may include visits to major art institutions in Canberra.

Assumed Knowledge

Students will have a background in creative practice.


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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Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5503 06 Mar 2017 24 Mar 2017 07 Apr 2017 19 May 2017 In Person N/A

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