- Code ARTV3033
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Dr Raquel Ormella
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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In this course students will develop their creative research practice through experimentation with artistic methods, strategies, materials and concepts. Students will learn how to direct their ideas and existing knowledge and refine their 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 work. A series of lectures from visiting artists, theorists, curators and scholars from various fields will introduce students to a range of ideas, contexts and methods of production.
Based on their own Independent Work Proposal (IWP), students will develop artistic approaches relevant to their area(s) of interest. This course encourages the students to self-direct their art practice. The aim of the course is for each student to develop their own framework, bringing together the skills and knowledge they have acquired to date.
A student’s 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.
Workplace Health and Safety 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: Animation and Video, Painting, Photomedia, Printmedia and Drawing, and Sculpture and Spatial Practice.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate their knowledge of the concepts, processes, forms, materials and technologies relevant to their project;
- develop and articulate an independent studio project;
- experiment with concepts, objectives and appropriate processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively;
- work independently and/or collaboratively in a studio environment in response to project demands; and
- demonstrate their awareness of social, ethical, cultural, technological and environmental issues of creative practice, considering local and international perspectives.
- Independent Work Proposal (IWP), 500 words, and oral presentation, 5 minutes (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Research documentation (10) [LO 2,3,5]
- Independent studio project (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 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.
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