• 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, Design
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Beck Davis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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The practices of tending, gathering and processing natural materials can embed a knowledge of plants and place into crafted objects. This knowledge can then be carried, worn and shared. The focus of this course is to gain an insight into local knowledge, plants and places and to deepen that understanding through material processes. Students will learn how to undertake a materials-based investigation of their immediate environment and how to communicate these processes and outcomes. Through research and experimentation students will develop skills and knowledge relating to the rich historical, social and cultural meanings embedded in these processes and produce creative and conceptual projects.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques through group and individual studio projects;
  2. apply a range of introductory technical skills relevant to visual arts and the discussed topics;
  3. identify historical and theoretical contexts in response to studio projects; and
  4. communicate reflective and critical approaches through the creative process.

Other Information

School of Art and 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. Mid semester critique (20) [LO 1,3]
  2. Materials-based creative project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Portfolio of studio work and studio theory (30) [LO 1,2]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

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

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

Inherent Requirements

This is a course amendment.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV1011 or DESA1001.

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Please refer to Wattle.

Majors

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
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
2514 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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