• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Design
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ashley Eriksmoen
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course is designed for students who wish to explore the ways that different media and practices can be engaged to express creative ideas in visual art and craft whilst extending the application of particular techniques. This is a topic-based course with a menu of disciplinary pairings. Students will bring their own ideas to working across the course disciplines, guided by a course theme.

An Interdisciplinary approach enables students to extend their knowledge and skills in contemporary creative practice through contextual investigations, critique and reflection, informed by safe and culturally informed practices.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. extend the acquisition and application of skills and knowledge in response to thematic art and design projects;
  2. apply exploratory methods to discover, interrogate, and synthesise ideas and creative processes;
  3. use critical and reflective evaluation to develop concepts and workflows in the execution of self-initiated projects; and
  4. apply historical and theoretical contexts to inform, progress and express creative ideas in material and written form.

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. Mid semester critique (studio development and initial research) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Materials-based creative project (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Theoretical and contextual research and development. Presentations, in class and online discussions and critique (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Written evaluation of independent project (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact comprising lectures, demonstrations and supervised studio practice
b) 82 hours of independent student research and independent studio practice.


Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of 1000 level or 2000 level Visual Arts (ARTV) courses, or 6 units of 1000 level or 2000 level Design (DESN) courses, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2057 or ARTV6057 studying the same topic

Prescribed Texts

Refer to Wattle

Preliminary Reading

Refer to Wattle


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
Furniture and Textiles
4601 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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