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Metals and jewellery practice and theory 1A ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Marian Hosking

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of metals and jewellery 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.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1.demonstrate competence in basic design principles and be able to apply them in the practice of the Metals and Jewellery discipline; 2.understand 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.have formed an understanding of relevant terminology commonly used in the Metals and Jewellery discipline; they can initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of choice; 5.demonstrate an understanding of the synthesis between concept, design solution, process and Metals and Jewellery production; able to present their work to an audience with theoretical and historical rationale; 7.have an appreciation and understanding of the required organisation and management of individual workspaces and consideration of others in the studio environment; 8.have formed a growing awareness of the contemporary and historical context of the Metals and Jewellery discipline and the role of the artist/designer in the community; 9.possess the knowledge and ability to achieve safe working practices in the activities of the Metals and Jewellery studio.

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

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

Prerequisites: Admission to an Art & Design course, or permission.

Corequisites: OHS1000

Prohibitions: APA1501 or APA1507 or APA1511 or APA1521 or APA1602 or APA1604