ACV310 - Artist's Books Studio


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



Students must complete unit ACV205



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit questions traditional notions of the book as simply the carrier or container of a text and introduces students to creative strategies that will guide the construction of their own artists' book. It re-examines expectations of what a book is through exploration of: form (e.g. scrolls, accordion, pop-ups, single sheet, sculptural); technique (painting, printmaking, collage, photography, written word, typography); narrative devices; and various modes of distribution (as unique or as multiples). The unit foregrounds the relationships between content and form, and text and image, and expects students to synthesise their ideas in a practice-led research context. In addition to developing artworks, students will employ the creative journal as a key means of contextualising their ideas in experimentation and critical reflection.

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