• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts

This course examines contemporary craft and design within a matrix of issues ranging from the inheritances of modernism to craft's important role within material culture. The debate concerning the unique art object versus production for industry is dealt with in terms of the related issues of new technology and media, craft skills, and new positions on function. Some other issues addressed in the course are historical revival, appropriation and the revival of ornamentalism, as well as an examination of the ways in which the meanings of craft practices are being explored across media and cultures.

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 knowledge of major issues affecting contemporary craft and design.
  2. Relate major issues in contemporary craft and design to popular culture and contemporary visual culture.
  3. Analyse and interpret contemporary craft and design objects.
  4. Present written and oral arguments about contemporary craft and design.

Indicative Assessment

Semester mode:
Essay, 1000 words (25%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Essay 2500 words (45%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) Learning Outcomes 3,4
Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4

Intensive mode:
Preliminary written exercise, 1200 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Mini conference presentation, 8 mins (20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Essay, 2500 words (50%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4

 

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Workload

Semester length delivery - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
 
Intensive delivery - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 35 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days (9am-5pm); and b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of courses towards an ANU degree, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: ARTV2035, ARTV6808 or ARTH6167.

Fees

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:
1
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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
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
4077 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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