• 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
  • Work Integrated Learning Simulation/Virtual
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
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In this course students will develop their creative research practice through experimentation with artistic methods, strategies, materials and concepts. Students will learn how to direct their ideas and existing knowledge and refine their skills, while identifying and articulating contextual links. The outcomes for this course will be the development and shaping of a personal methodology culminating in the creation of new work. A series of lectures from visiting artists, theorists, curators and scholars from various fields will introduce students to a range of ideas, contexts and methods of production.

Based on their own Independent Work Proposal (IWP), students will develop artistic approaches relevant to their area(s) of interest. This course encourages the students to self-direct their art practice. The aim of the course is for each student to develop their own framework, bringing together the skills and knowledge they have acquired to date.

A student’s participation in discussions around their project and their peers’ projects will be integral to the course. The course will provide a cross-disciplinary forum for critical and contextual discussions relevant to contemporary art practice. Students will be supported through group sessions across several disciplines as well as tutorials and discussions within the different Workshops.

Workplace Health and Safety instruction is an integral part of this course and will be handled within each Workshop.

This course is delivered by the following School of Art & Design disciplines: Animation and Video, Painting, Photomedia, Printmedia and Drawing, and Sculpture and Spatial Practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. experiment with processes, materials and technologies towards a series of small-scale studio investigations;
  2. describe the conceptual, material, social, ethical, cultural, technological and/or environmental issues their studio investigations respond to; 
  3. critically evaluate the outcome of studio investigations; and
  4. propose an independent studio project that develops and extends the outcomes of their studio investigations. 

Work Integrated Learning

Simulation/Virtual

Developing an independent work proposal, simulating the process of explaining proposed artworks to institutions, curators, granting bodies, and public partners.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Mini Project (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Folio of studio based inquiry (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Independent work proposal (1500 words) (30) [LO 2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures, 12 hours of seminars, 24 hours of critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVART) and have completed 90 Units towards your BVART degree or with permission from the convenor. You must also have completed the following courses: ARTV1034 ARTH1006 ARTH1007 6 units of ARTV1000 level courses (including any DESN1000 level courses included on the BVART list) 24 units of ARTV2000 level courses (including MEDN2222 and 2000 level DESN courses included on the BVART list)

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Fees

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:
12
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.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3487 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

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