- Code ARTV8041
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Creative Arts
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Peter Alwast
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course enables students to plan, consolidate and resolve the methodological approaches that underpins the meaning, intent and outcomes of their art practice. The outcomes for this course will be the development and shaping of a personal methodology culminating in the creation of new work. This course supports self-directed independent research with an emphasis on practice-led research*. Through an in-depth analysis of contemporary art practices, students will identify and apply appropriate modes of analysis, evaluation and comparative critical frameworks in order to clearly articulate the strategies and rationale for making their own work. Students benefit directly from academic staff research-led teaching as the course is structured around seminar presentations and responses by a range of guest lectures. Aligning with the SOAD research hubs the course also involves visits to collections and displays at national institutions where different examples of research approaches are tested.
*Practice-led research is an approach that allows an artist to identify how their practice creates research, therefore legitimising the knowledge they reveal by endorsing the methodologies, methods and research tools that are characteristic of that discipline.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically examine contemporary art practice methodologies through an analysis of appropriate examples of works of art;
- propose and consolidate an original and substantial independent practice-led research utilising methodologies relevant to their own practice;
- identify and apply contemporary frameworks in order to clearly articulate the strategies, processes and rationale for making their own work; and
- present reasoned, referenced, and structured arguments at an advanced level in both written and audio-visual forms.
- Scripted oral independent proposal presentation (1000 words,10 min) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Wattle forum and online activities participation (1000 words) (10) [LO 1,4]
- Progressive visual and audio documentation of completed and work in progress (10) [LO 2,3,4]
- Written critical reflection and methodological analysis to support independent practice-led research (2500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Independent practice-led research project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of contact: seminar tutorials, delivered over 12 weeks. (2 hours scheduled seminar and tutorial lectures per week) (2 hours workshop specific supervisory meeting over 12 weeks - by appointment only) Contact hours may include field trips in the Canberra region.
and b) 234 hours of independent student practice-led research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Readings and other course materials will be listed on the course Wattle site.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4542||20 Feb 2023||27 Feb 2023||31 Mar 2023||26 May 2023||In Person||View|