JWL2324 - Metals and jewellery practice and theory 4B - 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


Marian Hosking (Caulfield)

Michael Vale (Prato)

Not offered in 2017


In this Metals and jewellery 4B unit students become more responsible for the delivery of their major study program, with emphasis placed on increasingly independent investigation, and the further development of the creative and expressive potential inherent in students' work. This, combined with staff consultation, continues to determine students' focuses for future metals and jewellery studio work. Self-motivated practice and research through which students articulate their conceptual and expressive strengths is increasingly utilised. Studio practice is less exploratory and with better grasp of theoretical issues relevant to students' practices.


On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. have further extended both their skills in art making and their vocabulary of materials and Metals and Jewellery studio processes
  2. be more able to select and develop a methodology for realising a self-directed practice, and be more committed to rigorous work practice
  3. have further developed levels of experimentation and investigation within their work, moving towards a focus on specific themes and technologies
  4. have futher developed their own technical, iconographic and conceptual concerns, and have a greater understanding of the critical, conceptual and theoretical issues surrounding contemporary Metals and Jewellery
  5. demonstrate an advanced capability for managing a project from initial idea, to presentation of the finished work
  6. have developed an increased capacity for the constructive appraisal of their own work, and that of others, and be able to articulate this through oral presentations and written documentation
  7. have increased understanding and practise the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Metals and Jewellery studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment.


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

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)

Marian Hosking (Caulfield)

Michael Vale (Prato)