• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Raquel Ormella
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2024
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Drawing is everywhere – it is a way of describing and making sense of the world, our dreams, emotions and actions. Drawing in this sense can be considered a process of constructing narrative and sequences. In this studio-based course students translate this drawings in the direct print process of the Risograph Machine to colour prints to develop independent projects that explore drawing as both an autonomous contemporary practice and as a tool and process which informs interdisciplinary approaches to making. Taking advantage of the ability of the print Risograph machine to produce prints that translate the core traits of drawing, such as its immediacy, directness, and materiality, students will build discrete bodies of work informed by lectures, seminars, and their independent research. Work health and safety (WHS) is an integral component of this course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. competently utilise a range of skills in response to project drawing and Riso printing machine assignments;
  2. explore the potential of narratiive and material/s used in assignments;
  3. investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes in drawing and printing; and
  4. engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to set project drawing assignments.

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: Zines (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Finished Risograph Print and Support Drawings and Master Drawings (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Portfolio of Independent Project Work (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 38 hours of contact over 2 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques, and supervised studio practice; and

b) 92 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

A basic comprehension of drawing techniques and an interest in contemporary art practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed any one of the following courses: ARTV1020, ARTV1501, ARTV1502, ARTV1703, ARTV1704, ARTV1705 or ARTV2706. You must also have completed 24 units towards your ANU Degree.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable


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
2024 $3780
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6602 08 Jul 2024 12 Jul 2024 12 Jul 2024 02 Aug 2024 In Person View

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