JWL1312 - Contemporary jewellery practice 2 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Ms Manon van Kouswijk

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Building on the acquired knowledge and experience of the previous unit, Jewellery Practice 2 gives students the opportunity to further explore ideas through the making of jewellery and objects in the context of a set project.

The unit's framework supports the student's ongoing development in both the acquisition of practical skills while encouraging an experimental approach to the use of materials and processes. The emphasis in this unit is on developing new ways of thinking about jewellery and new ways of making it. This approach will be reflected in the advanced theoretical research that is done alongside the making of three-dimensional works.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Develop a growing understanding of contemporary art jewellery practice as a discipline within Art, Design & Architecture.
  2. Begin to make more advanced connections between their understanding of contemporary art jewellery practice and their ideas.
  3. Apply more advanced skills to realise jewellery-based and body related objects through an open process of inquiry and experimentation.
  4. Research at an intermediate level the contemporary art context of jewellery and its relationship to other relevant art, design and architecture practices.
  5. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline.


This is a semester-long project unit. 100% mixed mode

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)


Admission to an Art & design course, or permission.



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