• 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, Design
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The visual image takes on many forms, from the fleeting pixels on the mobile screen to the fine print, photo book or the spectacle of large scale public art. Rather than focusing on strategies for producing traditional 'pictures' on a wall, this course explores how images are objects which can be touched, exchanged, exhibited, archived and distributed in different ways. Students will undertake a series of projects which will help them to experiment with different methods of photo-installation, paying attention to questions of tactility, immersion and spectatorship. Studio briefs will encourage experimentation with different types of formats and processes, and introduce historical and theoretical approaches to still and moving images in material culture. A range of contemporary practitioners and their methodologies will be examined, in order to explore advanced exhibition and distribution strategies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate competency with a range of advanced technical skills in relation to contemporary photographic practice;
  2. experiment with photographic formats, forms and material processes in response to workshop briefs;
  3. apply knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts of photographic materiality to the development and execution of studio projects; and
  4. evaluate the impact of chosen studio methodologies on the outcomes of studio projects.

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. Portfolio of studio work (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Major Project (50) [LO 3,4]
  3. Research and process documentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and

b) 94 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed at least one of the following courses: ARTV1601, ARTV1602, ARTV1610 or ARTV2611. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2603, ARTV2003 or ARTV6605.

Prescribed Texts

Provided on Wattle

Assumed Knowledge

An understanding of fundamental photographic concepts: camera functions, printing, photographic and design software.


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
2022 $3600
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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