• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rebecca Mayo
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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This course introduces students to the principles and practice of using text in their visual art practice. A variety of practical techniques are explored, conceptual issues are addressed.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the techniques, processes and equipment used in handset and computer typography;
  2. demonstrate a creative exploration of materials and alternative techniques;
  3. apply concepts and techniques to the development of resolved text based works; and
  4. show a critical awareness of historical, conceptual and theoretical contexts.

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 (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Documentation (Visual Diary and Oral Presentation) (10) [LO 2,4]
  3. Project Proposal (500 words) (10) [LO 4]
  4. Written Reflection (1500 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

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2715.

Prescribed Texts

Paul Maravelas, Letterpress Printing: A Manual for Modern Fine Press Printers (Newcastle: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) [686.2 MAR]

Phil Baines: Type and Typography (UK: Libanus Press, 2005) [686.224 BAI]

Herbert Spencer (ed), The Liberated Page (San Francisco: Bedford Press, 1987)

Steven Heller & Mirko Ilic, Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age (UK: Thames & Hudson, 2006)

Fees

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:
12
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5462 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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