- Class Number 4367
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Raquel Ormella
- AsPr Alison Alder
- Katrina Sluis
- Dr Raquel Ormella
- Sean Dockray
- 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
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.
In developing an Independent Work Proposal students develop their own lines of independent research. While this involves the exploration of a chosen theme, subject or concept, they will at the same time be encouraged to consider ways in which those ideas and processes lead them to explore the language and potential of their independent project in new ways. Students will develop the skills of articulating how their area of practice-based research can be contextualised both historically and in the contemporary field.
Additional Course Costs
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP FEE
This Workshop Fee is for additional access to the workshop and use of equipment, tooling and consumable items during extra hours. It is not essential to course completion. Payment of the Workshop Fee is optional, but if a student chooses not to pay it, access to the workshops outside of stated course hours is not allowed.
Payment can be made here:
Commonwealth supported students and domestic full-fee paying students generally must be able to complete the requirements of their program of study without the imposition of fees that are additional to the student contribution amount or tuition fees.
Provided that its payment is in accordance with the Act, a fee is of a kind that is into any one or more of the following categories:
(a) It is a charge for a good or service that is not essential to the course of study.
(b) It is a charge for an alternative form, or alternative forms, of access to a good or service that is an essential component of the course of study but is otherwise made readily available at no additional fee by the higher education provider.
(c) It is a charge for an essential good or service that the student has the choice of acquiring from a supplier other than the higher education provider and is for:
- (i) equipment or items which become the physical property of the student and are not consumed during the course of study; or
- (ii) food, transport and accommodation costs associated with the provision of field trips that form part of the course of study.
(d) It is a fine or a penalty provided it is imposed principally as a disincentive and not in order to raise revenue or cover administrative costs.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
• Individual studio feedback
• Class discussion
• Group critique and review
• Wattle forum posts
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.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Wednesday 9am -1pm Online lectures prior to class. Class individual and group activity: Site|
|2||Wednesday 9am -1pm Online lectures prior to class. Class individual and group activity: Process|
|3||Wednesday 9am -1pm Online lectures prior to class. Class individual and group activity: Context|
|4||Wednesday 9am -1pm In person round robin or speed-dating feedback - Assessment of task 1 : experimental early works in relation to Site, Process, and Context 10%||Assessment #1 (10%) Students hang in allocated spaces at the SOAD or upload online for remote students; all works, tests, notes, documentation etc, made in relation to the 3 activities from weeks 1-3. These will be marked in person with student present giving a 7 minute overview followed by 10 minute discussion.|
|5||Wednesday 9am -1pm Online lectures prior to class AND lecture/workshops on writing Point of Departure text.|
|6||Wednesday 9am -1pm ?Individual and group meetings on progression of individual WIP Assessment Task #2 (10%)||Assessment #2 (10%) a written and visual document that outline the areas you wish to investigate in ARTV3033, including the key terms that inform this project. A template will be provided in class.|
|7||Wednesday 9am -1pm ?Individual and group meetings on progression of individual WIP|
|8||Wednesday 9am -1pm Online lecture prior to class Group Crits - students responding to each others work in person OR online|
|9||Wednesday 9am -1pm ?Individual and group meetings on progression of individual WIP|
|10||Wednesday 9am -1pm ?Individual and group meetings on progression of individual WIP|
|11||Wednesday 9am -1pm Individual and group meetings on progression of individual WIP|
|12||Wednesday 9am -1pm Individual and group meetings on progression of individual WIP|
|13||exam period - Assessment of activity #3||Assessment #3 (3a) Independent body of work (70%) and (3b) Summary and Work Reflection (10%) 3a: Students will develop a body of studio-based research (including drawings, tests, models, prototypes, etc.) which investigate a declared area of interest as articulated in the Point of Departure Assessment #2. 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: A Summary and Work Reflection will present an overview of the work undertaken, its key aims and the methods employed, including relevant contexts explored and key decisions|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Experimental works in relation to Site, Process and Context||10 %||1-5|
|Point of Departure documentaion||10 %||1-5|
|Body of Work based on Point of Departure||70 %||1-5|
|Summary and Work Reflection||10 %||1-5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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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.
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1-5
Experimental works in relation to Site, Process and Context
Details of task:
Students present work in allocated spaces at the SOAD or upload online for remote students all works, tests, notes, documentation etc, made in relation to the 3 activities undertaken in Weeks 1-3. These will be marked in person with the student present and giving a 7 minute overview followed by 10 minute discussion.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1-5
Point of Departure documentaion
Details of task: Assessment #2 (10%) is a written and visual document that together outlines the areas you wish to investigate in ARTV3033, including the key terms that inform this project. A template will be provided in class. The Point of Departure document(s) provides an important opportunity for students to communicate and provide evidence of their contextual understanding and critical engagement with their subject matter.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1-5
Body of Work based on Point of Departure
Details of task:
Students will develop a body of studio-based research (including drawings, tests, models, prototypes, etc.) which investigate a declared area of interest as articulated in PoD Assessment #2. 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.
Idea & Context
Exceptionally relevant project that is critically aware of and engaged with its context.
Project exhibits a strong understanding of its context and idea of engagement with it.
Project exhibits a competent engagement with some identified context.
Project adequately identifies a context with which it is engaged.
Project insufficiently engages with a context outside of itself
Conducts research at a very high level and critically integrates it into the project, substantiating the artistic outcomes.
Conducts research at a high level.
Conducts research at a competent level.
Conducts research at an adequate level.
Insufficient research to support the project and inadequate analysis and substantiation of the artistic outcomes.
Ambitious formal, material, or conceptual experimentation with critical reflection on the discoveries made.
A high level of formal, material, and/or conceptual experimentation.
Competent formal, material, and/or conceptual experimentation.
Adequate formal, material, and/or conceptual experimentation. Few risks taken
Insufficient experimental engagement with formal, material, or conceptual processes. Few risks taken.
Makes artworks that are very highly formally and technically resolved, in ways that are critically engaged with their conceptual frame.
Makes artworks that are highly formally and technically resolved, in ways that are highly appropriate to the conceptual frame.
Makes artworks that are formally and technically resolved, in ways that are appropriate to the conceptual frame.
Makes artworks that have some formal and technical resolution, in ways that are somewhat appropriate to the conceptual frame.
Artworks are insufficiently formally and technically resolved and are made in ways that are inappropriate to the conceptual frame.
Works independently at a very high level, critically and thoughtfully integrating the feedback provided.
Works independently at a high level, thoughtfully reflecting on the feedback provided.
Works independently at a competent level, usually reflecting on the feedback provided.
Works independently at an adequate level, sometimes reflecting on the feedback provided.
Lack of independent motivation in relation to the project demands and the feedback provided.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1-5
Summary and Work Reflection
Details of task:
Summary and Work Reflection will present an overview of the work undertaken, its key aims, the methods employed, relevant contexts explored and key decisions. PPT of 15 slides and/or PDF with 1200 words maximum. Potential material would include: visual diary, visual source material, drawings, plans, roughs, failures, marquettes, etc.
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- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Post Conceptual Practice, Contemporary Art Practice, Expanded Painting, Animal Studies, Animal performers in contemporary performance Art, Post-Structuralism, Habitecture and habitat restoration for Australian native birds
Dr Raquel Ormella
AsPr Alison Alder
Dr Raquel Ormella