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)Dr Kathy Temin


This unit will explore advanced moulding and casting processes where students will learn casting processes and metal finishing techniques in materials such as bronze, aluminium, plaster, concrete and other materials. The unit looks at contemporary artists who employ casting processes and addresses the different conceptual frameworks for a range of casting outcomes.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the conceptual and material readings of different casting processes and what meanings are generated from working with these techniques within a contemporary context
  2. Apply advanced skills and techniques in the casting and the finishing of a sculptural object
  3. Create works that synthesise ideas into a sculptural object or series of objects
  4. Understand the material propositions of casting materials that are investigated
  5. Apply skills and knowledge to further enhance a cross disciplinary engagement with sculptural and material practices
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester. The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include students works made independently of the unit and a journal which will document on-going progress and research in relation to the unit project

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice


OHS1000, SCU1611 or SCU1612, SCU1021, or permission from the Unit Coordinator