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.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Admission to a Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture course, or permission.
APA1501 or APA1507 or APA1511 or APA1521 or APA1602 or APA1604
This Fine Art unit introduces students to the practice and research of contemporary jewellery and object making. The emphasis in this unit is on engaging in processes that combine making with critical thinking to explore a range of innovative approaches to jewellery as a contemporary art practice.
Students will explore ideas within the framework of set projects using the making process and conceptual research to advance these ideas.
The process of making jewellery is taught through the acquisition of a variety of basic skills and techniques that incorporate working with metal, wood and plastic in addition to a broad range of other materials and processes.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will:
- Have a basic understanding of contemporary art jewellery practice as a discipline within Art, Design & Architecture;
- Be able to develop ideas and apply basic skills to realise jewellery-based and body related objects through an open process of inquiry and experimentation;
- Be able to research a contemporary art context for jewellery and its relationship to other relevant art, design and architecture practices;
- Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline.
100% in-semester assessment
12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study and studio practice.
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