• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Design
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The film or photographic studio is a space where image-worlds are painstakingly constructed, animated and captured. This course focuses on the contemporary studio as a site of artistic production, artifice and control where bodies and objects are lit and arranged for the gaze of the camera. Students will be introduced to technical and artistic methodologies related to studio practice, undertaking creative experimentation with lighting, rigging, staging, fabrication, still and moving image capture techniques. This course takes an expanded approach to the studio environment, supporting the hybrid development of skills across photography, video and animation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. research, design and construct a studio environment or tableau in response to project briefs;
  2. explore the creative potential of lighting, rigging, point of view and other studio techniques in the production of still and/or moving image works;
  3. describe the historical and theoretical contexts of studio practice and its contemporary possibilities;
  4. evaluate the impact of technical and artistic methodologies in their own practice and the works of others; and
  5. critically reflect on the outcomes of a studio investigation, and justify the decisions which have shaped it.

Other Information

School of Art and Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Portfolio of Studio Work (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Major Project (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Critical Reflection on Major Project, 1500 words (15) [LO 3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising 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 have completed ARTV6610. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2606, ARTV6606 or ARTV1611.

Prescribed Texts

To be supplied on Wattle.

Assumed Knowledge

Please note that the course has an intensive focus on the possibilities of lighting and production in photography and video, with limited focus on photography or video camera skills which are covered in course ARTV6610.


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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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