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


Metals and jewellery 2A unit provides a rigorous studio based program to broaden students' awareness of concepts and techniques across a range of approaches, encouraging them to seek appropriate solutions. Continued research and investigation of materials and processes fosters the acquisition of technical language, and influences appropriate choices to realise concepts within the context of a developing personal visual language. Emphasis is on students' continued capacity to critically assess their own work as well as that of their peers.


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

  1. develop a questioning awareness of practical aesthetic and technical systems and the skills related to them to achieved a critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal visual language;
  2. apply existing materials and technologies in new contexts, developing conceptual and expressive strengths in relation to historical and current visual art practices;
  3. critically analyse current issues in Metals and Jewellery and recognise the potential to produce works within the framework of contemporary culture and communicate this knowledge in class critiques:
  4. apply the elements and principles of design to produce works that display conviction, confidence and control in the handling of concepts and materials, and evaluate areas of their work that require further development
  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 four hours of taught studio, and eight hours of personal study and studio practice.


Either JWL1311 or JWL1312 or VIS1111 or VIS1112 or VPR1001 or VPR1002 or FNA2111 or FNA2112 or permission from Studio Coordinator