- Code ARTV1803
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
In this course students are introduced to the central place of concepts in contemporary art practice and simultaneously, how to work with those concepts using metal and other sculptural materials to make their own artworks. Through various group critique and discussion formats, students develop critical skills to evaluate and understand contemporary artworks in relation to their historical context. Students are introduced to essential skills, techniques and processes of three-dimensional construction and installation and are given dynamic group instruction into the use of hand and power tools to construct objects from steel. Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.
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:
- use, create and discuss methods and strategies in Modern and Contemporary art practice;
- make artworks that critically engage with historical and contemporary art practices;
- conduct research into the practices and discourses around Modern and Contemporary Art and apply findings to creative production; and
- substantiate artistic outcomes with research and rationale.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
Indicative AssessmentContextualising research (30%) Learning Outcomes 1,3,4
Project and developmental works (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Assessment will be based on the Rubric for this course. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, studio production, reading and writing.
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