• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rebecca Mayo
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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: 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. 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.

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]
  4. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress. (null) [LO null]

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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 ARTV3033, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV3616, ARTV3101, DART3100, DART3101, ARTV3502, ARTV3505, ARTV3026, ARTV3602, ARTV3605, ARTV3702, ARTV3705, ARTV3802, ARTV2805, DESA3002, DESA2805, or DESA3802.

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed texts are not required.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

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

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9487 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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