JWL3316 - Metals and jewellery practice and theory 6 - 2018

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 Art

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Manon van Kouswijk


Ms Manon van Kouswijk

Not offered in 2018


Either JWL3315Not offered in 2018 or APA3105






This unit is the culmination of the metals and jewellery undergraduate program, and provides a stimulating and supportive environment. Students continue to work autonomously within an individually approved program of study as lecturers encourage the self-motivation, self-appraisal and professional responsibility required of the practising artist. A coordinator supervises the program and gives guidance as it is required and at the request of the students. Students continue to critically appraise their work and consolidate all conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues that relate to the individual direction of their metals and jewellery work.


On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. be able to demonstrate advanced skills and critical strategies in creativity, and be able to work independently with developed self-reliance;
  2. be able to produce a coherent body of Metals and Jewellery work with both high technical standards and theoretical credibility in the framework of contemporary critical discourse
  3. possess a strong faculty and methodology for critical inquiry, enabling them to question and discuss lucidly the issues relevant to current theory and practice in Metals and Jewellery and in broader art and design practice
  4. approach contemporary Metals and Jewellery practice and aesthetics with challenge and vigour, and be able to establish a personalised and informed discourse within the context of Metals and Jewellery practice
  5. achieve a professional presentation and documentation of works in the final submission of their folio
  6. understand and practice 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