• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This studio-based course explores the extensive range of materials, tools, mediums and techniques used by contemporary painters. Students will enhance and extend their practice by experimenting with new materials and considering the ways in which the material qualities of their painting contributes to the meaning or effect of the work. A range of techniques will be demonstrated by artists, technicians and representatives from paint manufacturers. Work health and safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a high level of knowledge of a wide range of processes, techniques and materials of painting;
  2. apply appropriate painting skills and knowledge to the development of their individual studio work;
  3. experiment with working processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively;
  4. demonstrate critical engagement and analysis on the role of materiality in the generation of meaning and affect in painting; and
  5. devise and execute an independent body of work.

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. Oral Presentation, 15 minutes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Experimental works responding to set projects and demonstrations (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Final self-directed project, due in the Examination period, based on earlier experimental works (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Semester mode

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and

b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Intensive mode

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact: intensive classes held over a period of 2-3 weeks, comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice.

b) 82 hours of independent student practice and research.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV3508.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have an effective working knowledge of painting principles and techniques, some knowledge of painting history and the contemporary field, and have developed the fundamentals of an independent practice.


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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