• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Amanda Stuart
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course provides outstanding field-based visual art engagement opportunities with environments in and around the Canberra region. It offers supervised camping-based field trips that provide primary research opportunities to inform artwork and related studio development. Informed individuals, representatives and artists from the local and Aboriginal communities are available to enhance student understanding of cultural relationships with country. Field research and tutorial sessions inform the secondary studio development of a folio of artwork. Field trips enable the collection and synthesis of materials and visual imagery as well as the location for undertaking site-specific work.

Where fieldwork involves travel outside of Canberra (including to other parts of the ACT), students will only be permitted to undertake this fieldwork upon completion of ANU required travel documentation and the approval of all travel documentation by the relevant delegate.

This course may be delivered as a semester length course or offered as an intensive.

This course is repeatable for credit, up to a maximum of 12 units, and if repeated must be repeated with a different topic each time.


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. Develop a method for field-based enquiry based on observations made in the field and create a body of artwork that reflects this methodology.
  2. Demonstrate the capacity to apply creative processes in the field and studio to primary research materials collected.
  3. Reflect critically on their own work and articulate their key concerns and reference points.
  4. Show awareness of the environmental, cultural and social issues informing field research and associated creative processes.

    Indicative Assessment

    Contextualised portfolio of work (50%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
    Artist statement, 100-200words (10%) Learning Outcome 1, 3
    Documentation (25%) Learning Outcomes 1, 4
    Participation (15%) Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4

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    Semester delivery
    130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
    a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, field trips, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
    b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

    Intensive delivery
    130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
    a) 52 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 14 days, inclusive of a 5 day field trip; and
    b) 78 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 ARTV2100 and ARTV6921.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Some basic knowledge of visual arts processes such as drawing, painting, photography, assemblage, installation or video would be an advantage. Recommended courses ARTV1020, ARTV1021, ARTV1022 or any visual arts electives offered by the ANU School of Art & Design.




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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.

    Units EFTSL
    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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    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    3557 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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