Course Title: Gold & Silversmithing Advanced Studio 3B2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Gold & Silversmithing Advanced Studio 3B2

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: mark edgoose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99253540

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is a work integrated learning course. The key feature of WIL courses is that learning experiences simulate the working life of professional practitioners. As such this course further develops you to a research based approach to jewellery and its related practices by working as a practicing artist in a studio based learning context.
In third year, you are expected to develop a greater self-reliance in the making of individual aesthetic and expressive decisions. You 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.

Course Description

This course will help you develop the capability to find creative solutions to constraints and challenges that relate to jewellery making. In the process of making works you will further develop both your technical and conceptual skills through analytical thinking and visual perception to inform your creative practice and to continue a vision of art as a profession. Your learning experience will will involve liaisons with industry.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

    * Demonstrated a high level of self-reliance, self discipline and self motivation in researching, organizing and executing an independently generated program of work.
    * Have achieved a high level of technical self-sufficiency, commensurate with an ability to work confidently as an independent practitioner.
    * 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.
    * Apply occupational, health and safety measures when making works
    * Objectively and critically evaluate concepts and reflect on their resolution
    * Apply professional skills to exibit work
    * Discuss the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your silversmithing making practice based on your knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary practice in Fine Art

Based on experience gained in Gold and Silversmithing 3A2, the individual student’s course is set at the beginning of the semester in consultation with lecturers responsible for the course.  Students receive studio instruction and guidance on conceptual and aesthetic considerations, materials, processes and other relevant aspects from professional staff and are given regular individual tutorials. You will be given the opportunity to further develop competent and safe work practices, and to nurture independence and confidence in all aspects of your studio practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Professional practice activities include the gold and silversmithing annual auction, the graduating exhibition and graduating catalogue, aiming to provide students with a level of understanding in the areas relevant to future practice as a gold & silversmith.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to the full range of Gold and Silversmithing facilities in consultation with staff. 

Overview of Assessment

Creating Works and Documenting the Process

Assessment is based on the creation of a range of works that respond to your individual project brief and your ability to research and document that process. Your work should be submitted as a series of folios at the end of the semester. These folios should include finished works and documentation of the technical and conceptual processes used to develop those works. Feedback will be given on each project to help you track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. You will also be assessed on your ability to review and critique your own works and the work of other practitioners.
Assessment will be conducted by a panel of Gold & Silversmithing staff with an external examiner. Your assessment will be moderated by your course co-ordinator in collaboration.