• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alex Roe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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Sculpture: Introduction to Conceptual Practices and Construction Methods (Metal and Fabric) (ARTV6823)

In this course students are introduced to the central place of concepts in contemporary art practice and simultaneously, how to work with those concepts using metal and other sculptural materials to make their own artworks. Through various group critique and discussion formats, students develop critical skills to evaluate and understand contemporary artworks in relation to their historical context. Students are introduced to essential skills, techniques and processes of three-dimensional construction and installation and are given dynamic group instruction into the use of hand and power tools to construct objects from steel. Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. use, create and discuss methods and strategies in Modern and Contemporary art practice;
  2. realise, document and present artworks that critically engage with historical and contemporary art practices;
  3. conduct research into the practices and discourses around Modern and Contemporary Art and apply findings to creative production; and
  4. analyse and substantiate artistic outcomes with research and rationale.

Other Information

School of Art & 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

Contextualising research (20%) Learning Outcomes 1,3,4
Critical reflection, 1000 words  (10%) Learning Outcomes 1,3,4
Project and developmental works (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
 
Assessment will be based on the Rubric for this course. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative feedback on work in progress. 
 

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Workload

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 student research, studio production, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV1801 or ARTV6102 or ARTV1803.

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4525 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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