• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Digital Art
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kit Devine
    • Dr Lucien Leon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This course is built around an individually or collaboratively negotiated, semester-long, medium-scale, focused creative research project which will develop and demonstrate professional level conceptual and technical skills relevant to creative digital industries. This course will give students real-world, practical experience in industry-oriented methods and production environments. Students may choose to explore processes including: animation, digital effects, 3D visualisation, game development, interaction, motion graphics, performance, sound design, video production, VR. This course is based on the industry-informed practice-led pedagogy employed by the School of Art and Design. 

The project proposal will be negotiated between the student and a proposed supervisor. Students must gain the formal agreement of a staff member to supervise them before enrolling in 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. Plan and manage a medium-scale studio based investigation, individually or as part of a team.
2. Develop an experimental and analytical methodology relevant to industry practice.
3. Advance initial ideas using studio and allied research methods.
4. Reflect critically on their own work in an industry context.
5. Articulate an investigation's key concerns and reference points.
6. Demonstrate a professional level of control of skills and techniques.

Other Information

Students may enrol in this course more than once. This course may be taken up to 3 times for a maximum of 36 units of credit, and if repeated must be repeated with a different topic each time.

Indicative Assessment

Project proposal, 1200-1600 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-3. Completion of project proposal is a hurdle requirement for completion of the course.
Major investigative studio-based project (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-6
Project documentation and critical reflection, 1600-2000 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 1-6

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A total of 260 hours of project work, lectures, seminars, critiques, readings and research over 12 weeks, including a minimum of 12 hours of direct contact with the supervisor. It is the joint responsibility of the student and supervisor to arrange times for face-to-face contact. The supervisor is normally only available for email or face-to-face consultation during teaching weeks of each semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Art and Design to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must demonstrate they have the base knowledge/skills required to carry out their proposed project.



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:
12 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.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5640
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $8640
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
3252 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8231 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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