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Metals and jewellery practice and theory 2B ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit gives students the opportunity to further develop the ideas concepts, materials and processes begun in Metals & Jewellery 2A units. Students will extend the establishment of an individual and self directed practice within the broad parameters of the Metals & Jewellery discipline. Methods and materials specific to the Metals & Jewellery discipline will be demonstrated and practiced. Students will be encouraged to develop further 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 further 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 further increased technical and aesthetic fluency, and continue to initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of choice; 3.demonstrate their apprehension of the importance of research to art practice; able to present their work in critique sessions with increased confidence as to its theoretical and historical rationale; 5.increase their 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 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 six hours of taught studio and six hours of personal study and studio practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to BFA course

Corequisites: OHS1000

Prohibitions: APA1502 or APA1512