• 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, Museums and Collections, Creative Arts, Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course introduces students to installation as a conceptual framework for making and display and explores contemporary artistic methods for responding to and intervening in existing sites and creating new spaces. This involves nding ways to respond to how spaces are used and formed by humans and non-humans, their ecologies, atmospheres, architecture, histories, relational dynamics and functions. Spatial practice involves taking action, and sometimes making actions that are already taking place visible. It often involves both conceptual and intuitive approaches, using media that are most conducive to the project. Site responsive projects are ubiquitous in biennials and other contemporary art exhibitions around the world, and in developing their own projects, students will examine the genealogy of art practice that current approaches have developed from and consider new directions.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. use, create and discuss spatial and architectural methods for engaging with spaces and places in contemporary art practice;
  2. realise, document and present artworks that critically engage with their context;
  3. conduct research into spatial art practices and related discourses and apply findings to creative production; and
  4. analyse and substantiate artistic outcomes with research and rationale.

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. Assessment 1: Creative Project and presentation, work made in response to critical refection of a specic context  (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Assessment 2: Creative Project and presentation, work made in response to critical refection of a specic context  (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Assessment 3: Creative Project and presentation, work made in response to critical refection of a specic context  (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Assessment 4: Creative Project and presentation, work made in response to critical refection of a specic context  (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Assessment 5: Reflective blog  (20) [LO 1,2,3]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising 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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2820, ARTV2814, or ARTV6814.

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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