Course Title: Jewellery Casting for Small Objects

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Jewellery Casting for Small Objects

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART1976

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Mark Edgoose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3540

Course Coordinator Email:mark.edgoose@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 2.A

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.


Course Description

In this course you will explore the physical properties of a range of materials and processes used in small scale metal casting.  Processes covered will include lost wax, cuttlefish, multiple and ingot casting.  You will develop strategies for the integration of casted objects into the building of three-dimensional forms.  This course will assist you to develop conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns as related to the casting of metal objects.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
  • develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural / artistic production
  • form, develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art as a profession, contributing to the positive development of culture in both local and international contexts


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • produce a range of object based works that explore casting in innovative ways
  • competently use tools to explore a range of appropriate materials and techniques
  • discuss the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your object making practice based on your knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary trends in fine art
  • critically reflect on your own work and the work of others with an emphasis on casting
  • understand and perform all processes relating to each stage of casting
  • use casting as a process within the broader context of making art
  • identify and apply specific occupational health and safety measures when making works using forming techniques and processes


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with technology as a process of creation and enquiry. You will learn to use technologies in ways that compliment and inform your studio specialisation by making art works. You will also employ analytical, technical and interpretative processes to critically evaluate the use of technologies for creative practice using a range of reflective learning tools.

Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, lectures, tutorials and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore technologies, tools and processes such as the hand made, digital, electronic, mechanical & workshop equipment & processes, and hardware & software. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and vocabulary of technology.

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. This feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. In classes you will engage in critical reflection and reviews.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including, where appropriate, studios and technologies. RMIT University’s online systems will also support your learning and you will have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library.

RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues, which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. Your work will be assessed progressively throughout the semester and may consist of collaborative works, individual creative works that relate to your studio practice, reflective writing, presentations, practice-based research folios, critiques of methods and processes, and peer reviews.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.