• 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
    • Dr Erica Seccombe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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This course supports students to discover and advance their individual creative processes through practice-led research. It provides support for creativity through critical and analytical thinking, connecting them to the problem-solving processes and methodologies employed in the contemporary fields of art and/or design today.


In this course students propose, develop and execute a major practice-led research project of their choice. The project proposal is negotiated through a formal agreement between the student and a proposed supervisor. Students must gain permission and support of a staff member to supervise them before enrolling in this course. The course encourages specialised, interdisciplinary, speculative, and reflective practices, and allows for experiential learning outcomes that question and test the ideas and concepts underpinning a student’s own studio research. 


Through practice-led research students are encouraged to try a range of approaches to contemporary practice in art and/or design that focuses on specialist knowledge of materials and skills, or tests new conceptual methodologies, or solve problems through cross-disciplinary or hybrid experiences. Workshops supported by the program include Design, Jewellery and Object, Textiles, Furniture, Sculpture and Spatial Practice, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Ceramics, Glass, and Printmedia and Drawing.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. propose plan and execute independent practice-led research utilising methodologies that test and investigate a major art and/or design project;
  2. demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary art and design practices, including knowledge, concepts, skills, techniques and contexts relevant to their own practice;
  3. critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply theoretical, conceptual and aesthetic elements of creative practice in the production of creative works and/or professionally relevant projects; and
  4. communicate theoretical, aesthetic, conceptual and imaginative propositions to a range of audiences through independent practice-led research.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Major practice-led research proposal (1,200 words). The proposal is a hurdle requirement for completion of the course. (10) [LO 1,2]
  2. Major investigative practice-led research project. (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Research documentation and written critical reflection (2,400 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]

The ANU uses 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. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

A total of 260 hours student learning time, including a minimum of 12 hours of direct contact with the supervisor. It is the joint responsibility of the student and supervisor to arrange times for face-to-face contact. The supervisor is normally only available for email or face-to-face consultation during teaching weeks of each semester.

Inherent Requirements

N/A - course amendment only

Requisite and Incompatibility

Students are required to forward the following documentation to soa.pgc@anu.edu.au with their request to enrol: a completed program plan (CASS Degrees and Program Plans: https://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/degrees-and-program-plans); and email confirmation of supervision support from a School of Art and Design academic staff member

You will need to contact the School of Art and Design to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Students must demonstrate they have the base knowledge/skills required to carry out their proposed project.

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:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
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
Textiles
2061 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Digital Art Studies
2062 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Design
2053 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Furniture
2054 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Glass
2055 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Jewellery & Object
2056 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Painting
2057 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Photography & Media Arts
2058 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Printmedia & Drawing
2059 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Sculpture & Spatial Practice
2060 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Textiles
5040 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Digital Art Studies
5041 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Design
5032 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Furniture
5033 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Glass
5034 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Jewellery & Object
5035 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Painting
5036 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Photography & Media Arts
5037 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Printmedia & Drawing
5038 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Sculpture & Spatial Practice
5039 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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