Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: This unit gives students the opportunity to further develop the ideas concepts, materials and processes begun in the corresponding Metals & Jewellery 1A unit. Students will begin to establish an individual and self directed practice within the broad parameters of the Metals & Jewellery discipline. Methods and materials specific to the Metals & Jewellery studio discipline will be demonstrated and practiced. Students will be encouraged to develop appropriate links between these methods and other means of creative self-expression. Set projects will require students to develop technical skills hand in hand with their understanding of concepts of current relevance.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.have acquired a more discerning and critical awareness in relation to design, selection of materials, working techniques, and conceptual development associated with set exercises and self-generated projects; 2.have increased technical and aesthetic fluency, and begin to initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of choice; 3.demonstrate an initial grasp of the importance of research to art practice; 4.be able to present their work in critique sessions with growing confidence as to its theoretical and historical rationale; 5.gain confidence in their ability to communicate (in oral, written and visual form) responses to contemporary issues of both technical and conceptual relevance; 6.understand and apply the principles of occupational health and safety practices in the Metals and Jewellery studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safety and productively within the studio environment.
Assessment: Folio of studio work: 100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.
Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice.
Prerequisites: Admission to an Art & design course, or permission.
Prohibitions: APA1502 or APA1512 or APA1522 or APA1524