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Metals and jewellery practice and theory 2A ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit gives students the opportunity to further develop the ideas concepts, materials and processes begun in the corresponding Metals and jewellery 1A unit. Students will begin to establish an individual and self directed practice within the broad parameters of the Metals & Jewellery discipline. Methods and materials specific to the Metals & Jewellery studio discipline will be demonstrated and practiced. Students will be encouraged to develop appropriate links between these methods and other means of creative self-expression. Set projects will require students to develop technical skills hand in hand with their understanding of concepts of current relevance.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.have acquired a more discerning and critical awareness in relation to design, selection of materials, working techniques, and conceptual development associated with set exercises and self-generated projects; 2.have increased technical and aesthetic fluency, and begin to initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of choice; 3.demonstrate an initial grasp of the importance of research to art practice; able to present their work in critique sessions with growing confidence as to its theoretical and historical rationale; 5.gain confidence in their ability to communicate (in oral, written and visual form) responses to contemporary issues of both technical and conceptual relevance; 6.understand and apply the principles of occupational health and safety practices in the Metals and Jewellery studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safety and productively within the studio environment.

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

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

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

Corequisites: OHS1000

Prohibitions: APA1502 or APA1512 or APA1522 or APA1524