• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ashley Eriksmoen
    • Dr Julie Bartholomew
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course will build on and further develop a range of skills, competencies and understanding to enable the student to resolve and communicate a design-focused project to a high level. The project is based on an Individual Work Proposal (IWP) developed in consultation with academic staff of the student’s major discipline area. The student’s verbal and written documentation and communication of their design project will be integral to their studies. The presentation of their authentic work will aim to articulate the contextual design-based framework of their approach through theoretical, historical and critical references. Planning, resolving a design-project while documenting and presenting it in a professional setting, will assist students to develop their design practice.
Students will learn how to research and work in a safe manner.

Workplace Health and Safety instruction is an integral part of this course and will be handled within each Workshop.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skill in planning and execution of an independent design project and create a body of work that is suitable for exhibition
  2. Develop, research and evaluate design concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking
  3. Articulate the design concepts and techniques underpinning the project.
  4. Demonstrate a comprehensive awareness of design related historical, critical and theoretical contexts of the design project.
  5. Demonstrate a comprehensive awareness of design related historical, critical and theoretical contexts of their work.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [LOs 1 – 4]

Journal/Documentation/presentation (20%) [LOs 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

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of visual or design arts degree and have successfully completed DESA3004 or DESA3101 or DESA3201 or DESA3301 or DESA3401 or DESA3901 or DESA2104 or DESA3001. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2105 or ARTV2205 or ARTV2305 or ARTV2405 or ARTV2905 or ARTV3026 or ARTV3104 or ARTV3216 or ARTV3302 or ARTV3402 or ARTV3902 or DESA2105 or DESA2205 or DESA2305 or DESA2405 or DESA2905 or DESA3002 or DESA3102 or DESA3202 or DESA3302 or DESA3402 or DESA3902.



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
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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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8769 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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