With a focus on image and object making, this course enables students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles of design and construction. Relevant to students with any level of experience the course introduces a range of skills and concepts to support future practice-led research. Each week students are presented with and guided through a series of tasks and approaches to develop conceptual, aesthetic and technical skills through haptic exploration within a studio environment. Students build a progressively developed experimental portfolio of two and three dimensional artworks for assessment. A deeper knowledge of contextual historical and contemporary art and design practice is developed through weekly slide presentations and critical reflections.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and apply a range of processes and approaches to image and object making;
- utilise a variety of materials and techniques to explore structure, surface, shape, colour, tone, line, form and space;
- clearly show progressive development in conceptual ideas, image and object making through guided projects;
- demonstrate principles of two and three-dimensional design through pattern, contrast, emphasis, balance, proportion, scale, harmony, rhythm and movement; and
- articulate a developing visual vocabulary through creative works, verbal discussion and written critical reflection.
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.
- Portfolio of studio work (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Independent study projects (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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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
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