• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Paul Hay
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course introduces students to installation as a conceptual framework for making and display, and assessment of sites spatially within interior and exterior environments. Focused tutorials will explore installation as a process of art making as well as an approach to siting larger works. Students are encouraged to work within their knowledge base relevant to medium as well as expand understandings of sculptural considerations.  Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is an integral part of the 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. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the processes, terminology, forms and materials of sculpture installation relevant to independent approach.
  2. Apply skills and knowledge to the making of creative installations.
  3. Develop and evaluate concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively in relation to installation.
  4. Work independently and/or collaboratively in a workshop environment in response to the advanced methods installation project.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual diaries (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Documentation and Critique (10%) Learning Outcomes 1 & 3
2 Studio Theory Presentations, 5-7 mins with 5 min discussion (10%) Learning Outcomes 1 & 3

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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 Arts, Bachelor of Design Arts or Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship. You must have completed 24 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor. Incompatible with ARTV6814.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are expected to have a basic understanding of common hand tool use and simple joining techniques.



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

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3535 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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