• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Digital Art
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Martyn Jolly
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Digital Arts Research: contexts, practices and methodologies (DART8067)

This course develops a student’s capacity for independent research within the broadly defined field of digital arts. Through lectures, presentations by practicing digital arts researchers, screenings, directed reading, and excursions, it will give them the conceptual skills to place their own professional and creative digital arts practice in both an historical and contemporary context. The course will give students the theoretical tools to critically reflect on their own practice and develop their research skills through researching, analysing and evaluating historical and contemporary examples from digital culture in relation to the conceptual, social and political issues which are engaged. Students will develop critical skills in relation to their own work, the work of others, and current digital discourses.

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 critical thinking skills through a reasoned, referenced, and clearly structured analysis of a digital art work, or defined issue in the digital arts, in written, oral and audio-visual forms.
2. Analyse creative digital art works, or phenomena within digital culture, in the context in which they are encountered.
3. Relate the analysed digital art work or phenomena within digital culture to their own digital arts practice.
4. Identify key issues in historical and contemporary digital art.
5. Demonstrate clear oral, written and expressive communication skills.

Indicative Assessment

Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Seminar presentation, 15 minutes, including submission of slides/presentation notes (30%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Essay/research paper, 5,000 words (60%) Learning Outcomes 1-5

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of contact comprising lectures, seminars and excursions over 12 weeks.
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.



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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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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2036 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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