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 Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Manon van Kouswijk


Students become increasingly responsible for the delivery of their study program in consultation with staff. Emphasis is placed on independent investigation, and the development of the creative and expressive potential inherent in each students' work. This starts to determine students' focuses for future Metals & Jewellery studio work. The emphasis shifts away from set projects towards self-motivated practice and research through which students articulate their conceptual and expressive strengths. Studio practice is still exploratory but with better grasp of theoretical issues relevant to students' practices.


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

  1. demonstrate advanced skills and critical strategies in creativity, and be able to work independently with developed self-reliance;
  2. produce a coherent body of Metals and Jewellery work with both high technical standards and theoretical credibility in the framework of contemporary critical discourse;
  3. possess a strong faculty and methodology for critical inquiry, enabling them to question and discuss lucidly the issues relevant to current theory and practice in Metals and Jewellery and in broader art and design practice;
  4. approach contemporary Metals and Jewellery practice and aesthetics with challenge and vigour, and be able to establish a personalised and informed discourse within the context of Metals and Jewellery practice;
  5. achieve a professional presentation and documentation of works in the final submission of their folio;
  6. 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