Course Title: Jewellery Fundamentals
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Jewellery Fundamentals
Credit Points: 12.00
Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
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Course Coordinator: Mark Edgoose
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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
In this course you will be introduced to the basic knowledge and skills required in the making of jewellery and small-scale objects. You will explore new possibilities for creating jewellery and objects, through the relationship to the body and experimentation with a broad range of materials, including metal.
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
- effectively communicate via artistic production in a range of media and modes with awareness of and sensitivity to a range of local and global contexts and cultures
- engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
- develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- produce a range of work, which explores personal iconography through the making of jewellery and small objects
- competently use tools to explore a range of appropriate materials and techniques
- discuss the aesthetic 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 by considering jewellery and small-scale objects in the broader context of fine art
- describe and apply occupational health and safety measures when making works
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 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 studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also 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. The work resulting from your studio practice will be presented for assessment. It may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a project outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by academic staff.
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.
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