JWL2314 - Contemporary jewellery practice 4 - 2019

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)

Ms Manon van Kouswijk


Ms Manon van Kouswijk

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Either JWL1311 or JWL1312 or VIS1111 or VIS1112 or VPR1001 or VPR1002 or FNA2111 or FNA2112 or permission from Studio Coordinator




Jewellery Practice 4 builds on previous study providing students with a solid basis from which to develop their ideas and research in a more independent way. At this stage of their development students will begin to focus more on their own interests in a particular area of jewellery and object-based practice maintaining an experimental approach to their research.

This unit will guide students towards a more self-directed way of working within the discipline. The emphasis is on articulating new ideas that contribute to contemporary jewellery and object-based practice in an interesting and progressive way and to realise these ideas at an advanced level.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Develop a more profound understanding of the specific issues of contemporary jewellery practice in the context of other Art, Design & Architecture practices;
  2. Deepen their level of engagement with three-dimensional forms through an experimental approach to materials and processes;
  3. Conduct an advanced level of research in the context of both set and self-directed projects;
  4. Develop more challenging ideas and a more conceptual approach to the subject matter at hand;
  5. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study and studio practice.

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