SCU2613 - Sculpture practice and theory 3A - 2018

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 Art

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kathy Temin


Dr Kathy Temin

Not offered in 2018


Either SCU1611Not offered in 2018 or SCU1612Not offered in 2018 or VIS1111Not offered in 2018 or VIS1112Not offered in 2018 or FNA1612 or FNA1701 or FNA1703 or FNA1702 or FNA1704




FNA2603 or FNA2705


This Sculpture 3A unit provides a rigorous program to broaden students' awareness of concepts and techniques across a range of approaches, and encourages them to seek appropriate solutions. Continued research and investigation of materials and processes fosters the acquisition of technical language, and influences appropriate choices to realise concepts within the context of a developing personal visual language. Set projects still occur but the emphasis is on self-motivated approaches. Teaching methods therefore tend to concentrate on individual tuition and group critique. Emphasis is placed on students' continued capacity to critically assess their own work as well as that of their peers.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. develop a questioning awareness of practical aesthetic and technical systems or theories and the skills related to them
  2. possess considerable manipulative skills in their chosen area of self expression
  3. have enhanced perceptual skills and critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal visual language
  4. develop their own conceptual and expressive strengths in relation to historical and current visual art practices
  5. be familiar with current issues in Sculpture and recognise the potential to produce works within the framework of contemporary culture
  6. be able to apply the elements and principles of design to a broad range of studio situations and objectively analyse and synthesise design options within a Sculpture context
  7. demonstrate effective communication skills and be able to share their work through well-researched class papers and competent critiques of the work of oneself and of other artists
  8. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Sculpture 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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