• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Amanda Stuart
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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This course provides outstanding field-based visual art engagement opportunities with environments in and around the Canberra region. It offers supervised camping-based field trips that provide primary research opportunities to inform the production of artwork, both on-site and in the studio. Representatives and artists from local First Nation communities and organisations contribute to this course to enhance student understanding of cultural relationships with Country and the ongoing impacts of colonisation.


A field work fee is attached to this course to cover the cost of travel, camping and other field-based expenses. Students will only be permitted to undertake field trips following participation in a field work briefing which includes a WHS Hazard Assessment, and completion of ANU travel documentation.


This course may be delivered as a semester length course or offered as an intensive.


This course is repeatable for credit, up to a maximum of 12 units, and if repeated must be repeated with a different topic each time.


Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, floods or bush fires) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised, in which case an alternative lesson plan will be arranged to fulfil the course requirements.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. develop a method for field-based enquiry based on observations made in the field and create a body of artwork that reflects this methodology;
  2. demonstrate the capacity to apply creative processes in the field and studio to primary research materials collected;
  3. reflect critically on their own work and articulate their key concerns and reference points; and
  4. show awareness of the cultural, environmental and social issues informing field research and associated creative processes.

Other Information

School 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 Assessment

  1. Contextualised portfolio of work (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Artist statement, 100-200 words (10) [LO 1,3]
  3. Documentation (25) [LO 1,4]
  4. Contribution to tutorial and field-based shared learning (15) [LO 1,3,4]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Semester delivery

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, field trips, critiques and supervised studio practice; and

b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.


Intensive delivery

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 52 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 14 days, inclusive of a 5 day field trip; and

b) 78 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed either ARTV2100 or ARTV6921.

Prescribed Texts

Provided via Wattle.

Assumed Knowledge

Some basic knowledge of visual arts processes such as drawing, painting, photography, assemblage, installation or video would be an advantage. Recommended courses ARTV1020, ARTV1021, or any visual art or design courses offered by the ANU School of Art & Design.

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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
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
Buugang: Field Program
2822 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Balawan: Field Program
9724 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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