• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History, Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Design Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Students can produce an extended research paper as an elective course or as an Art Theory subject provided that they have demonstrated the requisite writing and research skills and can show that their research topic is relevant to their Workshop concerns. ANU School of Art students on exchange may take this subject in fulfilment of an Art Theory course where the partner institution does not offer a satisfactory equivalent.

Students enrolled in this subject will consult with a supervisor from the Centre for Art History and Art Theory on a regular basis. Enrolment in this course is subject to prior approval from the course convenor.


Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of a specific and agreed area of art practice.
  2. Relate theoretical issues to art practice.
  3. Analyse and interpret works of art.
  4. Develop a bibliography on a specific area.
  5. Present a written argument on a specific area of art practice.

Indicative Assessment

For students taking this course on campus:
Written essay, 3500 words (75%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Annotated bibliography, 1500 words (25%) Learning Outcome 4

For students on exchange:
Reflective journal, 3500 words (75%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5
Exhibition review, 1500 words (25%) Learning Outcomes 1-5

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.


In Person - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 12 hours of supervisor meetings; and b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Online - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 12 hours of online supervisor meetings; and b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed both ARTV1009 and ARTV1010 OR both ARTH1006 and ARTH1007. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2034.


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
2023 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5100
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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