SCU1022 - Sculptural construction: wood and metal working - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Terri Bird


Dr Terri Bird

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


OHS1000, completion of FNA1111, FNA1112, VPR1011, VPR1012, or permission from the Unit Coordinator


This is an introduction to material practices, drawing and construction. Learning how to construct an object starting from a drawing process and translated into a spatial object is the focus. Students develop skills in fabricating an object in both wood and metal. The unit explores the different meanings that materials can generate as a result of their implementation.


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

  1. Apply technical skills in wood construction and metal fabrication;
  2. Plan and produce three dimensional objects that synthesise the process of development between ideas and drawings;
  3. Analyse the different material properties of basic sculptural techniques and how that can generate different readings;
  4. Reflect on different approaches to making sculptural and spatial outcomes in wood and metal;
  5. Articulate ideas and engage in a critical dialogue surrounding methods and materials;
  6. Advance and further develop ideas for application across a wide range of disciplines;
  7. 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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