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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Mr Daniel von Sturmer


This level 3 sculpture unit finely hones the skills acquired over the previous two years. At this stage of the course, students should demonstrate a high level of technical competence, facilitating work in their chosen field. Imagination combined with advanced conceptual lucidity, a prowess and innovation in material manipulation should be manifest at this stage of students' practice. Students develop an individual program in conjunction with the lecturer that reflects their personal direction and evolving sculpture practice. The program focuses on clear articulation of concepts.


On successful completion of this unit, students will

  1. be strongly self-motivated, and able to construct independently a program of work with a coherent direction which imaginatively addresses their own concerns
  2. be able to produce works that display conviction, confidence and control in the handling of concepts and materials, and be able to isolate areas of their work that require further research and sustain a directed inquiry into these
  3. understand how to apply existing materials and technologies in new contexts
  4. be able to imaginatively and constructively criticise their own work and the work of others, and show an ability to make informed aesthetic judgements about the character and quality of such work; 5.be able to position their evaluations within the historical and contemporary context of Sculpture and intelligently express these observations
  5. be able to discuss productively, stylistic and semiotic issues relevant to current theory and practice
  6. understand and practise the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Sculpture studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment with observance of the Occupational Health Safety and Environment regulations and policies of the studio.


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

Workload requirements

24 hours per week, including 8 hours of taught studio and 16 hours of personal study and studio practice

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Chief examiner(s)


SCU2613 or SCU2614 or FNA2604