• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course introduces students to strategies for presenting art in public places. Public art covers a range of approaches from projection and installation to sculptures and interventions that can be site-specific, ephemeral, temporary or permanent. By studying how artists have used public space to establish the physical, sensory, and aesthetic frameworks for making art, students will develop a hypothetical public work of art. Students will use a range of design, drawing and model-making approaches and basic hand tools to produce two small projects and a final resolved project. Students will explore ways to present ideas that are relevant to their practice and develop ways to approach a commissioning body or design brief. Students will have the opportunity to engage with experts during the course. Students will keep visual and technical diaries and studio theory aims to develop critical and evaluative skills to interpret and understand art within a contemporary and historical context. Workplace health and safety (WHS) 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. Competently utilise a range of skills relevant to art in public spaces in response to Workshop projects
  2. Explore the potential of materials used in art and public projects
  3. Investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes relevant to art in public
  4. Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to Workshop projects

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work including visual and technical diaries (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Documentation and critique (10%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
Studio Theory and Seminar presentation, 5 minutes (10%) Learning Outcomes 2-4

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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV6058 (Outside The Box: Making Art for a Public Space)



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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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