Course Title: Gold & Silversmithing Advanced Studio 3A2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Gold & Silversmithing Advanced Studio 3A2

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: mark edgoose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99253540

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite Gold and Silversmithing 2B2 Vart 1973

Course Description

In third year, students are expected to develop a greater self-reliance in the making of individual aesthetic and expressive decisions is fostered. They are also encouraged to develop a personal aesthetic sensitivity in relation to specific projects. Thereafter, individual student programs will be developed in consultation with lecturers responsible for the third year program. Professional practice prepares students for their role as studio artists beyond university. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Please refer to Learning Outcomes.

At the conclusion of this course you should:

Demonstrated a high level of self-reliance, self discipline and self motivation in researching, organizing and executing an independently generated program of work.

Be able to initiate and pursue studies in directions which inform and further individual professional and creative growth and catalyse invention, innovation and refinement of personal work.

Have achieved a high level of technical self-sufficiency, commensurate with an ability to work confidently as an independent practitioner.

Have shown an ability to develop aspects of professional practice as relevant to the pursuit of personal goals.

Overview of Learning Activities

Based on experience gained in Gold and Silversmithing 2B2, the individual student’s course is set at the beginning of the year in consultation with lecturers responsible for the third year course.  Students receive studio instruction and guidance from professional staff and are given regular individual tutorials.

Students undertake a research project/thesis in a specific technical and/or conceptual aspect of the discipline.

Learning will take place through a program of lectures, demonstrations, individual  tutorial and group critiques.

Students will be required to support all practical work by documenting all visual research. This documentation may include sketches, journals, visual diaries , experiments and mockups.

At appropriate times, aspects of professional practice will be introduced by professional staff and visiting lecturers who will provide an introduction to the practice of gold & silversmithing and setting up the studio. Aspects of business practice and management, professional organisations educational resources, competitions, commissions, grant applications, as well as discussions about arranging exhibitions. Professional practice aims  to provide students with a level of understanding in the areas relevant to future practice as a gold & silversmith.

Overview of Learning Resources

The Gold and Silversmithing Studios are the major Learning Resource. The following conditions of use apply.
After Hours Access is when a student accesses or uses any Gold & Silversmithing area or facilities outside of their designated lecture time.
After Hour Access allows the student to have access to Gold & Silversmithing Studio Areas where personal work benches are installed.
After Hours not accessible to any student include the Machine, Polishing and Linishing rooms. These areas are Open from 9:30am to 4:30pm. They are closed for lunch breaks 12:30pm to 1:30pm and when no relevant staff members are present.
No student, Postgraduate or undergraduate, is to work in the studios alone. There must be a minimum of 2 students, in the same studio, at all times. If one student leaves both have to leave.
Only students enrolled in Gold & Silversmithing Core Subject or Studio/Workshop Specialisation may have After Hour Access.
If the Student is only enrolled in a Alternative Studio Subject or Elective they are not permitted to have After Hour Access to the Gold & Silversmithing area or facilities.
Except for Honours Students, all Undergraduate After Hours Access finishes at 9:00pm on weekdays and there is no access on the weekends.
Lecturing staff must make sure that all Gold & Silversmithing area and facilities are secured after their class.
There is no access to any Gold & Silversmthing personal power tools or plant and equipment After Hours. Once the student has been properly trained and signed off by the lecturer they may use their personal bench tools, flexidrive, bench torches, large soldering torches, bench torches, pickle, micro torch and enamelling kilns After Hours.
Any student contravening any Gold & Silversmithing Policies or Procedure will jeopardise their access to the Gold & Silversmithing area and facilities.

Overview of Assessment

One Assessment by folio submission at the end of the semester. Assessment will be conducted by a panel of staff from the students course area and results will be reviewed by the Discipline Leader from the discipline area in consultation with an external examiner. A review  with a panel will be conducted during mid semester.
Folio Submission - 100%