• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Management, Physics, Film
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Robert Wellington
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
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This course offers postgraduate coursework students the opportunity to work on the subject of a curatorial project undertaken by a member of staff, or a research associate in the Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT). Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon a research-led exhibition or public program that is in development, allowing them access to real-world examples of exhibition development and collaboration between academics and the GLAM sector. The content of the course will differ each year, subject to the projects in development by CAHAT staff and associates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. question the complexities of presenting research to the public;
  2. critically evaluate the practical and conceptual premises of the exhibition in relation to advanced literature;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of exhibition logistics including transport, care, and installation of works of art to an advanced level; and
  4. identify the various and competing audiences for exhibitions and public programs related to the project.

Work Integrated Learning


Assessments are designed to provide virtual/simulated professional experience for research in the GLAM Sector.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Project proposal (1500 words) (20) [LO 1,4]
  2. Logistics report (1500 words) (20) [LO 3]
  3. Public program rationale (2000 words) (25) [LO 1,2]
  4. Final project plan (3000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,4]

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260 hours of total student learning time that may change depending on the seminar.

Indicative only:

a) 36 hours of face-to-face seminars over 12 weeks or intensively.

b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Provided on Wattle

Preliminary Reading

Provided on Wattle

Assumed Knowledge

Students must be able and prepared to engage with art historical discourse and research at a level appropriate to the chosen course.


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:
12 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.

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12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $8160
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $12000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4131 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View

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