• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Digital Humanities, Film, Creative Arts

This course is structured around projects designed to develop and deepen a range of skills and technologies that are coupled with conceptual strategies. Students engage in a process of technical and conceptual exploration through individual responses to various topics. They begin to develop innovative and individual applications of video or animation processes in relation to visual storytelling. A studio theory program encourages students to explore the visual, conceptual and technical possibilities offered by an engagement with aspects of the history and theory of animation and video in the visual arts field. Workplace health and safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course. This topic-based course alternates over two years (odd and even years). In odd years, the course focuses on composition and colour. Even years will investigate pattern and rhythm.

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. Competently utilise a range of skills and technologies relevant to animation and video in response to set projects
  2. Explore the potential of technologies and equipment used in animation and video production pipelines
  3. Reflectively investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes in visual storytelling 
  4. Engage with historical and theoretical contexts of visual storytelling in the discipline.

    Other Information

    Students may enrol in this course more than once. This course may be taken up to two times, if a different topic is taken each time, for a maximum of 12 units of credit. This course can only be counted once towards a major or minor.

    Indicative Assessment

    Portfolio of studio work (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
    Online or hard-copy journal or visual diary / Documentation, 2000 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
    Studio Theory presentation, 5 minutes (10%) Learning Outcomes 2-4

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    130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
    a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, group discussion, 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 have completed at least one of the following courses: ARTV1103, ARTV1104, ARTV2059, ARTV2615 or ARTV2617. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: ARTV2106, DART2100 or DART2101.



    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.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2020 $3120
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2020 $4800
    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
    Pattern and Rhythm
    2616 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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