• 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
  • Work Integrated Learning Simulation/Virtual
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ella Barclay
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course continues training in research principles and methods as they relate to practice-led research.  Research writing modes and methods, studio investigative processes and methodologies, critical thinking and analysis are all extended. Students refine skills relevant to individual research projects and present a research portfolio to their peers and to staff in an Honours Seminar, explaining their choice of materials and methods, and situating their project in the wider field.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explore materials and processes critically to demonstrate the ability to assemble and install/exhibit a coherent body of artworks.
  2. Explore materials and processes critically to create an imaginative, focused and speculative body of artworks.
  3. Critically reflect on the research project and explain the decision-making processes.
  4. Synthesise studio and related research and articulate research questions.
  5. Analyse and evaluate relevant historical and contemporary practices and relate them to the project's concerns.
  6. Critically evaluate the project, analyse the decision-making processes and coherently articulate the research question.

Work Integrated Learning


Independent projects but depending on particular student research, could include fieldwork.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Seminar Presentation, 15 minutes (30%) Learning Outcomes 1 - 4; verified by an assessment panel of at least two members. (30) [LO null]
  2. Exegesis, 5000 words (70%) Learning Outcomes 5, 6 (70) [LO null]

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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 46 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of seminar classes and lectures, and 10 hours of workshop based tutorials, reading groups and/or critiques; and,

b) 214 hours of independent studio and allied investigations, including up to 9 hours of drop-in exegesis sessions.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) (HVART) and have completed ARTV4022.

Prescribed Texts

See Wattle site

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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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
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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
7420 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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