Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Kathy Temin


This is an introduction to material practices, drawing and construction. Learning how to construct an object starting from a drawing process and translated into a spatial object is the focus. Students develop skills in fabricating an object in both wood and metal. The unit explores the different meanings that materials can generate as a result of their implementation.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Apply technical skills in wood construction and welding
  2. Plan and produce three dimensional objects that synthesise the process of development between ideas and drawings
  3. Analyse the different material properties of basic sculptural techniques and how that can generate different readings
  4. Reflect on different approaches to making sculptural and spatial outcomes in wood and metal
  5. Articulate ideas and engage in a critical dialogue surrounding methods and materials
  6. Advance and further develop ideas for application across a wide range of disciplines
  7. 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

Workload requirements

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

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Chief examiner(s)


OHS1000, Admission to a Faculty of Art Design & Architecture course, or permission from the Unit Coordinator