Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Manon Van Kouswijk


This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of jewellery and small object making, as a means of contemporary creative expression. It focuses on raising awareness of and providing the means to achieve an initial level of competence within the metals and jewellery discipline, while imparting a sound conceptual and technical basis for continuing study in that discipline. The safe handling of materials and equipment is emphasised as an essential part of all studio practice.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of choice applying basic design principles in the practice of the Metals and Jewellery discipline
  2. explore a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of the nature of various mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an imaginative and engaging manner;
  3. understand relevant terminology commonly used in the Metals and Jewellery discipline;
  4. critically analyse the contemporary and historical context of the Metals and Jewellery discipline and the role of the artist/designer in the community;
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Folio of studio work: 100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including 4 hours of taught studio, and 8 hours of personal study and studio practice.


Admission to an Art & Design course, or permission.



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