• Class Number 2729
  • Term Code 3130
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
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    • Nadege Desgenetez
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/02/2021
  • Class End Date 28/05/2021
  • Census Date 31/03/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
SELT Survey Results

In this course students will explore the relationships between visual arts themes and areas of medium-specific practice. Students will learn how to direct their personal ideas, developing skills while identifying and articulating contextual links. The outcomes for this course will be the development and shaping of a personal methodology culminating in the creation of new works.

Based on an Independent Work Proposal (IWP), students will explore and develop creative works relevant to their chosen project. Students will be supported though group sessions across several disciplines as well as tutorials, demonstrations, and discussions within each Workshop.

The strength of this course rests in its integration of traditional skills learning and contemporary approaches to visual arts practice. A student's documentation and communication of their project's evolution will be integral to their studies. A weekly and cross-disciplinary forum will provide for critical and contextual discussions relevant to their academic and visual arts development.

Work Health and Safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course and will be handled within each Workshop.

This course is delivered by the following School of Art & Design disciplines: Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Jewellery and Object, and Textiles.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate thorough knowledge of the processes, terminology, forms, and materials relevant to the selected Workshop, and apply skills and knowledge to the making of creative works;
  2. work independently and/or collaboratively in a Workshop environment in response to project demands;
  3. develop and evaluate concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically, and reflectively;
  4. demonstrate high level competencies and understanding in relation to speaking and writing about the independent project; and
  5. reflect on social, ethical, cultural, technological, and environmental issues of creative practice considering local and international perspectives.

Research-Led Teaching

This course introduced Practice-Led Research methodologies to final year undergraduates, drawing on the practices of academic staff, alumni and practicing artists.

Field Trips


Additional Course Costs

The School of Art & Design may provide access to the workshop areas and use of equipment, tooling and consumable items outside of class contact hours. For this access the School charges the Optional Workshop Fee. This is not a compulsory fee and is not essential to course completion, however if a student chooses not to pay it, access to the workshop areas and equipment outside of stated course hours is not allowed.

The School of Art & Design supplies materials that become your physical property on payment of the relevant material fee. You can choose to pay the Materials Fee and have these materials supplied through the School of Art & Design, allowing you to take advantage of the GST-free bulk purchasing power of the ANU. These materials are also WHS compliant.

Please go to the payment portal located on the Required Resources and Incidental Fees page here on the School of Art & Design website. Follow the prompts to the payment portal, select the relevant discipline and the fee you wish to pay for.

If you need assistance, please contact the Technical Officer in the relevant discipline or at the administration offices of the School of Art & Design.

Examination Material or equipment

For scheduled assessments, reviews and critiques, students will present their work to date, completed works, support material and tests, folios, relevant contextual research. All materials will be set up ahead of assessment sessions, which staff will review over the course of scheduled assessment window. All assessments requirements will be discussed during class, and teaching staff is available for any question related to the assessment process.

Required Resources

Student contribution amounts under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and tuition fees support the course described in the Course Outline and include tuition, teaching materials and student access to the workshops for the stated course hours.

Reading lists and additional resources will be added to the Wattle page for this class

Staff Feedback

Throughout the semester, students will be given verbal feedback by staff and peers during group discussions in combined seminar classes, round Robin critiques and studio tutorials with workshop tutors. Students are expected to compile their written notes from the feedback received in their Yellow Notebooks.

They will also receive written feedback from final assessment in the form of a brief summary.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Participation in the weekly classes is essential to fulfilling the learning outcomes of this course. If you cannot attend all of the scheduled classes, please consider a different course.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 9-11 Seminar Introduction to course outline. Lecture on Practice Led Research. Intro to Tasks 1 and 5 11:00-1 Studio Tutorial
2 9-1 Seminar Students presentations: Task 1 Lecture On Context Introduction to Task 2 Present Task 1 Submit Visual Reference on Wattle: Under the Influence
3 9-11 Seminar Lecture TheoryPhobia/ Exposure therapy Intro to Task 4 11:00-1 Studio Tutorial Post reflections on Wattle: Under the Influence
4 9-1 Studio Tutorial Prepare for reading exercise and finalise Task 2
5 9-1 Seminar • Students presentations Task 2 • Reading exercise • intro to Task 3 -final body of work- and Task 6 -SWP- Present Task 2
6 9-11 Seminar • Group review of Task 4 -PoD- submissions 11-1 Studio Tutorial Present Task 4: Point of Departure (PoD) Final submission (record) of Task 1 and 2 on Wattle
7 9-11 Seminar Q&A on Round Robin Critiques, intro to SWP 11-1 Studio Tutorial Prepare for your Round Robin Critique Final submission (record) of Task 4 on Wattle
8 9-1 ROUND ROBIN CRITIQUES Format TBC -Online or Face to Face- Students present
9 9-11 Seminar or Catch up ROUND ROBIN CRITIQUES (format TBC) 11-1 Studio Tutorial Students present
10 9-11 Seminar Lecture On Display 11-1 Studio Tutorial Submit your draft SWP Task 3b to your supervisor
11 9-11 Seminar: Introduction to final assessment. 11-1 Studio Tutorial
12 1-1 Studio Tutorial Supervisors to review and provide feedback on students’ revised Summary and Work Proposal (SWP), final work and display strategies for final set up. Prepare for submission of Task 3 and 5
14 Finalise SWP, yellow notebook and visual journals Finalise Independent body of work Upload/ submit Task 3b and 5 June 7, by 10 AM. Final submission Independent body of work (Task 3a) due between June 9 and 16 date tbc.

Tutorial Registration

Studio based tutorials are scheduled throughout the semester in your workshop. Please consult the class overview for detailed studio tutorial hours.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Mining the studio 5 % 03/03/2021 1-5
Under the influence 10 % 24/03/2021 1-5
Independent Body of Work, supported by a Summary and Work Proposal 65 % 07/06/2021 1-5
Point of Departure (PoD) presentation and digital submission 10 % 31/03/2021 3-5
Contextual and Reflection folio. 10 % 07/06/2021 3-5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 03/03/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1-5

Mining the studio

A body of speculative tests that explores the potential of a self-nominated studio-based process, including reflexive summary (50-100 words).

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 24/03/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1-5

Under the influence

A speculative and critically aware response to a visual reference. Body of works and brief critical analysis (100-150 words)

Assessment Task 3

Value: 65 %
Due Date: 07/06/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1-5

Independent Body of Work, supported by a Summary and Work Proposal

3a is worth 55% of the task: an independent body of studio-based research (including drawings, tests, models, prototypes and finished works) which investigates a declared area of interest -as articulated in POD (Task 4). This body of speculative work will be informed by theoretical and visual contemporary craft/ art/design references and supported by sketchbooks, drawings, models and tests.

3b: is worth 10% of the task: a Summary and Work Proposal (SWP) which present an overview of the work undertaken, its key aims, the methods employed, relevant contexts explored and key decisions that lead to a draft work proposal, applicable for semester 2 (ARTV3029). Word count 800-1000 words.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 31/03/2021
Learning Outcomes: 3-5

Point of Departure (PoD) presentation and digital submission

A visual document and 3 mn presentation that together outline the areas you wish to investigate, and the key terms to inform the work proposal. A template will be provided in class.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 07/06/2021
Learning Outcomes: 3-5

Contextual and Reflection folio.

This folio includes:

A journal or log that records all tutorials and critiques feedback, as well as a compilation of your ensuing personal critical reflections. Continuous input expected.

A physical or digital document that captures all relevant contextual research (image and text) and accompanying analysis. Its format will be tailored to a student's preferred methods and developing methodology. Continuous input expected.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) as submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Studio based work will not be held by staff after assessment. Staff will keep a photographic record of work presented for review and final assessment. Physical journals (notebook, folio) will be returned one week after submission date.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission of works is not common in a studio-based course, as students can seek feedback on projects throughout the semester. Requests for resubmission will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

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