• 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 Projects
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

In this course students will extend and consolidate their creative research practice through refinement and development of artistic methods, strategies, materials and concepts. Students will direct their ideas and existing knowledge and further their skills, while identifying and articulating contextual links. This course will enable the realisation of a personal methodology culminating in the creation of original work suitable for exhibition. A series of lectures will provide students with range of contextual, historical and theoretical references in relation to contemporary art practices.

Based on their own Independent Work Proposal (IWP), students will explore artistic approaches relevant to their area(s) of interest. Students will expand their skills in writing and speaking about their work, and in presenting work in a professional setting. Students will learn how to research and articulate the context of their work, including theoretical, historical and critical frameworks.

A student’s continued 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.

At this level students will apply appropriate Workplace Health and Safety practices.

This course is delivered by the following School of Art & Design disciplines: Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Printmedia and Drawing, and Sculpture and Spatial Practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate skill in executing an original independent project suitable for exhibition;
  2. evaluate concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking;
  3. clearly articulate the concepts and techniques underpinning the project;
  4. work responsibly in a studio environment, either independently or collaboratively, in response to project demands; and
  5. demonstrate comprehensive awareness of social, ethical, cultural, technological and environmental issues of creative practice, considering local and international perspectives.

Work Integrated Learning


Developing an independent body of work, simulating the process of executing and presenting proposed artworks in exhibitions and other public contexts.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Independent Work Proposal (IWP), 500 words, and oral presentation, 5 minutes (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  2. Research documentation (10) [LO 2,3,5]
  3. Independent studio project (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, 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 ARTV3033, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: ARTV3029, ARTV3035, ARTV3616, ARTV3101, DART3100, DART3101, ARTV3502, ARTV3505, ARTV3026, ARTV3602, ARTV3605, ARTV3702, ARTV3705, ARTV3802, ARTV2805, DESA3002, DESA2805, or DESA3802.

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.

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6.00 0.12500
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