JWL2313 - Contemporary jewellery practice 3 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Ms Manon Van Kouswijk

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


In Jewellery Practice 3 the experience of previous units is used to incrementally build upon and extend students' knowledge and experience in both making and critical thinking.

The continued research of contemporary jewellery and its various contexts, supports the student's increased understanding of the potential of the practice and the opportunity to develop innovative ideas.

The emphasis in this unit is on facilitating the development of student's ideas with increasing sophistication that demonstrates an advanced level of practice, underpinned by practical and theoretical research.


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

  1. Develop an understanding of contemporary jewellery practice as a discipline within Art Design & Architecture.
  2. Develop ideas and skills to realise jewellery-based and body-related objects through an open process of inquiry and experimentation. Through the experience of making students will start to articulate their own visual and conceptual language within the context of contemporary jewellery practices.
  3. Critically analyse the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work and its connection to a range of contemporary practices.
  4. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline.


100% Mixed mode

Workload requirements

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

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Either JWL1311 or JWL1312 or VIS1111 or VIS1112 or VPR1001 or VPR1002 or FNA2111 or FNA2112 or permission from Studio Coordinator