• 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
  • Course convener
    • Lucy Irvine
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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In this immersive course, students will devise, conceptualise and execute an ambitious self-directed creative project through the refinement and development of artistic methods, research strategies, materials and concepts. This course will enable the development of a methodology culminating in an original body of creative work ready for public presentation.

Students will explore a variety of material and conceptual methods relevant to their area(s) of interest based on an independent work proposal (IWP) and project. Students will learn how to research and articulate the context of their work, expanding their skills in writing and speaking about their emerging practice in a professional setting. This course provides a cross-disciplinary forum for critical and contextual discussions relevant to contemporary creative practices, supported through tutorials and discussions within discipline areas.

Work Health and Safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course and will be handled within each discipline area.

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. effectively investigate and articulate the relationships between the form, content and context of creative works verbally and in writing;
  2. employ conceptual and technical experimentation, critical and reflective thinking to develop and create new works;
  3. demonstrate skill in executing and resolving an original and sophisticated independent project suitable for exhibition, publication, or other form of public presentation; and
  4. demonstrate a comprehensive awareness of the 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. Also includes artist talks.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Independent Work Proposal (IWP), 1000 words (10) [LO 1,2,4]
  2. Studio review with research documentation, 7 minutes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Research documentation and critical reflection (1000 words) presented orally, 7 minutes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Independent studio project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks which includes lectures, workshops, seminars, critiques and supervised studio practice; and

b) 200 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 ARTV3028, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV3029 or ARTV3034.

Prescribed Texts

As listed on Wattle.

Preliminary Reading



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:
12 units

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12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $7560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $10560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8843 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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