- Code ARTV8038
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Design
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course supports students to discover and advance their individual creative processes through practice-led research. It provides support for creativity through critical and analytical thinking, connecting them to the problem-solving processes and methodologies employed in the contemporary fields of art and/or design today.
In this course students propose, develop and execute a small-scale practice-led research project of their choice. The project proposal is negotiated through a formal agreement between the student and a proposed supervisor. Students must gain permission and support of a staff member to supervise them before enrolling in this course. The course encourages specialised, interdisciplinary, speculative, and reflective practices, and allows for experiential learning outcomes that question and test the ideas and concepts underpinning a student’s own studio research.
Through practice-led research students are encouraged to try a range of approaches to contemporary practice in art and/or design that focuses on specialist knowledge of materials and skills, or tests new conceptual methodologies, or solve problems through cross-disciplinary or hybrid experiences. Workshops supported by the program include Design, Jewellery and Object, Textiles, Furniture, Sculpture and Spatial Practice, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Ceramics, Glass, and Printmedia and Drawing.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- propose plan and execute independent practice-led research utilising methodologies that test and investigate a small-scale art and/or design project;
- demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary art and design practices, including knowledge, concepts, skills, techniques and contexts relevant to their own practice;
- critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply theoretical, conceptual and aesthetic elements of creative practice in the production of creative works and/or professionally relevant projects; and
- communicate theoretical, aesthetic, conceptual and imaginative propositions to a range of audiences through independent practice-led research.
- Small-scale practice-led research proposal (600 words). The proposal is a hurdle requirement for completion of the course. (10) [LO 1,2]
- Small-scale investigative practice-led research project (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research documentation and written critical reflection (1,200 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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A total of 130 hours student learning time, including a minimum of 12 hours of direct contact with the supervisor. It is the joint responsibility of the student and supervisor to arrange times for face-to-face contact. The supervisor is normally only available for email or face-to-face consultation during teaching weeks of each semester.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Art and Design to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must demonstrate they have the base knowledge/skills required to carry out their proposed project.
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