• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Alwast
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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Creative Research Practice: Developing an Independent Work Proposal (ARTV3033)

In this course students will extend and consolidate their creative research practice through refinement and development of artistic methods, strategies, materials and concepts. Students will direct their ideas and existing knowledge and further their skills, while identifying and articulating contextual links. This course will enable the realisation of a personal methodology culminating in the creation of original work suitable for exhibition. A series of lectures will provide students with range of contextual, historical and theoretical references in relation to contemporary art practices.

Based on their own Independent Work Proposal (IWP), students will explore artistic approaches relevant to their area(s) of interest. Students will expand their skills in writing and speaking about their work, and in presenting work in a professional setting. Students will learn how to research and articulate the context of their work, including theoretical, historical and critical frameworks.

A student’s continued participation in discussions around their project and their peers’ projects will be integral to the course. The course will provide a cross-disciplinary forum for critical and contextual discussions relevant to contemporary art practice. Students will be supported through group sessions across several disciplines as well as tutorials and discussions within the different Workshops.

At this level students will apply appropriate Workplace Health and Safety practices.


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 their knowledge of the concepts, processes, forms, materials and technologies relevant to their project;
  2. Develop and articulate an independent studio project;
  3. Experiment with concepts, objectives and appropriate processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively;
  4. Work independently and/or collaboratively in a studio environment in response to project demands; and,
  5. Demonstrate their awareness of social, ethical, cultural, technological and environmental issues of creative practice, considering local and international perspectives.

Indicative Assessment

Independent Work Proposal (IWP), 500 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5
Oral presentation, 5 minutes (10%) Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 5
Research documentation (10%) Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 5
Independent studio project (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
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: 12 hours of lectures, 12 hours of seminars, 24 hours of critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.


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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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
4671 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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