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

Contemporary photographic culture is dened by its ubiquity and scale: every second, billions of images are uploaded online; new cameras promise to capture the world in greater resolution and detail, beyond what is perceptible by the human eye. At the same time, artists are working with photography in new ways: large-scale photographic prints and installations and public interventions have replaced the small, enframed prints which populated Gallery walls only a few decades ago. This course will explore a range of methodological, political and aesthetic issues arising from these shifts in image culture. Through a series of practical projects, students will work the dynamics of visibility and size in photography from the pixel to the gigapixel, and the logistics of exhibiting large scale photographic works - from the print to screen. Students will engage in a process of investigation, and will individually research the contexts and concepts relevant to their projects.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. utilise a range of skills relevant to the discipline in response to Workshop projects;
  2. analyse and explore materials and processes used in Workshop briefs;
  3. apply concepts and techniques to the development of resolved works of art; and
  4. critically evaluate the relationship between concept and process in their 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. Portfolio of studio work (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Studio Theory presentation, 5 minutes (10) [LO 2,4]
  3. Written Critical Evaluation which contextualises and evaluates studio practice, equivalent to 1500 words (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  4. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress. (0) [LO 2,3,4]

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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 student research, studio production, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARTV6601, ARTV6611, ARTV6610, ARTV6614, ARTV6602 or ARTV6606. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2607 or ARTV2604.

Prescribed Texts

To be supplied on Wattle.


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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