• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Minor code VAPR-MIN

The Visual Arts Practice minor offers students in a range of programs the opportunity to undertake practice-based study in the ANU School of Art and Design. Students have the opportunity to study across a range of studio disciplines. The 1000-level courses provide students with a visual and artistic literacy which forms the basis for 2000-level studio practice courses. Students will become part of the School of Art and Design's vibrant and cohesive artistic community and enjoy close proximity to major collecting institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia. Studies in Art History and Theory provide a strong complement to this minor.

School of Art and 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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an understanding and application of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in the creation of art in a variety of forms;
  2. realise artefacts and forms of creative expression;
  3. develop and evaluate concepts and process by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively;
  4. work independently and collaboratively in a studio environment in response to project demands; and
  5. apply workplace health and safety (WHS) regulations and principles within a studio environment.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

ARTV1034 Foundations of Contemporary Arts Practices (6 units)

ARTV1020 Drawn from life: techniques and perspectives of observational drawing (6 units)

ARTV1021 Image and Object (6 units)

ARTV1033 Hold Everything: Studio Foundation (6 units)

ARTV1101 Ceramics: Introduction to Clay Forming and Technology (6 units)

ARTV1102 Ceramics: Throwing and Surface Decoration (6 units)

ARTV1202 Furniture: Elevate/Surface (6 units)

ARTV1301 Glass Hot Forming Introduction: Fundamentals for Contemporary Practice (6 units)

ARTV1302 Glass Kiln Forming Introduction: Fundamentals for Contemporary Practice (6 units)

ARTV1403 Jewellery and Object: Introduction to Precise Miniature Construction (6 units)

ARTV1404 Jewellery and Object: Maker, Wearer, Viewer, User (6 units)

ARTV1501 Painting: Introducing Painting (6 units)

ARTV1502 Painting: Composition and Space (6 units)

ARTV1601 Hyperanalogue: The Alchemy of Darkroom Photography (6 units)

ARTV1610 PhotoVideo: Interrogating the Camera (6 units)

ARTV1611 Expanded Studio Practice: Constructing Worlds (6 units)

ARTV1612 Video Art: Editing and Montage (6 units)

ARTV1613 Foundations of Animation (6 units)

ARTV1614 Post-Digital Photography: Bending the Image (6 units)

ARTV1703 Intaglio Print: Etching and Monoprinting (6 units)

ARTV1704 Drawing into Print: Screen Printing and Stencils (6 units)

ARTV1705 Relief print: Image and text (6 units)

ARTV1803 Supports: Conceptual and Material (6 units)

ARTV1804 Place, Time, and Wood (6 units)

ARTV1901 Textiles: Plants and Place (6 units)

ARTV1902 Repeat: Pattern & Disintegration - Textile, Print, Painting (6 units)

DESA1021 Precise Drawing and Model Making (6 units)

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

ARTV2027 Professional Practice: Economies and Ecologies in the Australian Cultural Sector (6 units)

ARTV2038 Workshop Atelier (6 units)

ARTV2057 Hands On: Material Language (6 units)

ARTV2059 Immersive Media (6 units)

ARTV2060 Contexts of Making: Globalisation and Change (6 units)

ARTV2061 Contexts of Making: Materiality and Situation (6 units)

ARTV2117 Ceramics: Glaze and Colour Development (6 units)

ARTV2119 Ceramics: Experimental Methods and Meanings (6 units)

ARTV2120 Ceramics: Designing for the Table and Home (6 units)

ARTV2124 Ceramics: Surface, Form and Connectivity (6 units)

ARTV2125 Ceramics: Moulding, Casting and Digital Technologies (6 units)

ARTV2207 Furniture: Support/Body (6 units)

ARTV2313 Glass Kiln Casting for Contemporary Practice (6 units)

ARTV2314 Glass Blowing for Contemporary Practice: Materiality and Form (6 units)

ARTV2315 Glass Kiln Forming for Contemporary Practice (6 units)

ARTV2316 Glass Blowing for Contemporary Practice: Utility and Narrative (6 units)

ARTV2401 Jewellery and Object: Making with Machines (6 units)

ARTV2402 Jewellery and Object: Utility as Context (6 units)

ARTV2410 Jewellery and Object: Experimenting with Process (6 units)

ARTV2506 Painting: Approaches to Abstraction (6 units)

ARTV2507 Painting: Painting in the Photo Digital Age (6 units)

ARTV2508 Painting: Taking Your Own Direction (6 units)

ARTV2509 Painting: Approaches to Composition and Colour (6 units)

ARTV2605 The Photographic Document: Materiality and Form (6 units)

ARTV2607 Super Massive Photography: The Politics of Scale (6 units)

ARTV2608 Photomedia: Experimental Processes (6 units)

ARTV2609 Animation and Video: Visual Storytelling (6 units)

ARTV2610 Animation and Video: Character Development (6 units)

ARTV2613 Animation and Video: Landscape and Environment (6 units)

ARTV2614 Animation and Video: Non-linear Forms (6 units)

ARTV2706 Printmedia and Drawing: Drawing Beyond the Line (6 units)

ARTV2707 Printmedia and Drawing: Extended Etching and Relief Printing (6 units)

ARTV2708 Printmedia and Drawing: Construct Meaning with Drawing (6 units)

ARTV2715 Printmedia and Drawing: Typography (6 units)

ARTV2717 Printmedia and Drawing: The Book as Art (6 units)

ARTV2723 Printmedia and Drawing: Extended Screen Printing (6 units)

ARTV2727 Printmedia and Drawing: Lithography (6 units)

ARTV2801 Socially Engaged Art Practice: Authorship, Dialogue and Community (6 units)

ARTV2802 Politics of Memory: Video Installation, Sculpture, Documentary and Monuments (6 units)

ARTV2810 Politics of Bodies: Sculpture, Figure Modelling, Performance and Choreography (6 units)

ARTV2820 Politics of Spaces: Installation, Sculpture and Spatial Practice (6 units)

ARTV2821 Active Materials: Posthuman Sculpture Practice with Casting, 3D Modelling and Bioart (6 units)

ARTV2830 Automation and Autonomy: Process, Accident, Sculpture (6 units)

ARTV2907 Subverting Stitch (6 units)

ARTV2908 Woven Worlds (6 units)

ARTV2909 The Public Project: engagement strategies for artists, designers, institutions and communities (6 units)

ARTV2911 Spatial/Temporal Methods (6 units)

ARTV2921 Environment Studio: Field Based Research and Studio Practice in Visual Arts (6 units)

ARTV3507 Open to Influence: Studio Research (6 units)

ARTV3508 Painting: Materiality and Meaning (6 units)

ARTV3510 Painting: Critical Analysis and Reflection in the Studio (6 units)

DESN2015 Supporting Bodies: Now that we’re here, where do we sit? (6 units)

School of Art and 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.

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTV1020 Drawn from life: Techniques and Perspectives of Observational Drawing 6
  ARTV 1021: Image and Object
  ARTV 1022: Vision and Perception
  ARTV 1032: Foundation Computer Studies

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  DART 2011: Animation 1
  DART 2012: Animation 2
ARTV2717 Printmedia and Drawing: The Book as Art 6
  ARTV 2718: Book Design 2
  ARTV 2111: Ceramics: C,M,P 1
  ARTV 2112: Ceramics: C,M,P 2
  ARTV 2115: Ceramics: MC,T,A 1
  ARTV 2116: Ceramics: MC,T,A 2
  DART 2028: Digital Compositing 1
  DART 2029: Digital Compositing 2
  ARTV 2721: Drawing 1
  ARTV 2722: Drawing 2
  ARTV 2415: Enameling 1
  ARTV 2416: Enameling 2
  ARTV 2725: Etching 1
  ARTV 2726: Etching 2
  ARTV 2311: Glass: C,M,P 1
  ARTV 2312: Glass: C,M,P 2
  ARTV 2411: Gold & Silver: C,M,P 1
  ARTV 2412: Gold & Silver: C,M,P 2
  DART 2015: Internet Art 1
  DART 2016: Internet Art 2
  ARTV 2729: Life Drawing 1
  ARTV 2730: Life Drawing 2
  ARTV 2511: Painting: C,M,P 1 - Acrylics
  ARTV 2512: Painting: C,M,P 2 Oil painting
  ARTV 2611: Photomedia: C,M,P 1
  ARTV 2612: Photomedia: C,M,P 2
  DART 2019: Phys Comp Creative Arts 1
  DART 2020: Phys Comp Creative Arts 2
  ARTV 2733: Screenprinting 1
  ARTV 2734: Screenprinting 2
  ARTV 2811: Sculpture: C,M,P 1
  ARTV 2812: Sculpture: C,M,P 2
  DART 2023: Sound Art 1
  DART 2024: Sound Art 2
ARTV2911 Spatial/Temporal Methods 6
  ARTV 2912: Textiles: C,M,P 2
ARTV2715 Printmedia and Drawing: Typography 6
  ARTV 2716: Typography 2
  DART 2027: Video
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