JWL3315 - Metals and jewellery practice and theory 5 - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 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


Dr Marian Hosking

Not offered in 2017


This level 3 metals and jewellery 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 metals and jewellery practice. The program focuses on clear articulation of concepts.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be strongly self-motivated, and be 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 Metals and Jewellery and intelligently express these observations
  6. be able to discuss productively, stylistic and semiotic issues relevant to current theory and practice
  7. understand 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 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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Either JWL2313 or JWL2314 or APA2104