Course Title: Sculpture Major Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5163

Course ID: 020974

Course Title: Sculpture Major Study 1

School: 340T Art

Program Code: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Loretta Quinn
9925 4215

Nominal Hours: 144

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5781C – Research and experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

Course Description

In this course students will develop their studio practise, technical skills and knowledge of contemporary and historical sculptural practice. Students will begin to incorporate philosophical, cultural and conceptual influences into their developing sculptural practice and apply and extend their knowledge of materials and processes thus developing their personal visual language.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS673 Sculpture Major Study 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify, interpret and incorporate philosophies, concepts and percepts into the production of sculpture
2. Adapt and/or exploit the capacity of materials to contribute to the experimental and communicative elements of sculpture through processes of improvisation
3. Select and apply visual elements used in the production of sculpture
4. Use the vocabulary and phraseology of sculpture

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

- Throughout the semester students will begin a process of constructing a conceptual and philosophical area in which to produce their work.
- will be involved in identifying, interpreting and incorporating a range of ideas and philosophies into their developing practice.
- experiment with a range of sculptural materials and develop a method of working three dimensionally
- Students will develop the capacity to adapt and exploit the meaning and significance of materials and techniques and develop an approach where they can adapt materials and methods in order to support the conceptual premise of their practice.
- Develop an understanding of the vocabulary of sculpture through viewing art historical and contemporay images of sculptural practice.
- Construct a body of work exploring both conceptual and material concerns, demonstrating a developing understanding of the techniques and processes of sculpture
- Develop the research and technical skills needed to effectively solve three-dimensional issues.
- Develop responsible work practices in both the studio space and the sculpture studio

Teaching Schedule

Course Delivery:

- Occupational Health and Safety
- Safe working practice in the studio environment
- Conceptualisation and Creative Stragies
- Collaboration / Installation workshops
- Demonstrations /Tools and Materials
- Individual and group tutorials
- Research and studio practice
- Industry related workshops will be conducted throughout the semester
- Field Work where applicable

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

- References /established, emerging, national and international practictioners
- Sculpture prizes,commissions and awards

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

- Students will produce a body of three dimensionally based works and select, with advice from staff, works to be submitted for assessment
- Students will also submit a body of support work in the form of maquettes ,drawings  and other research of relevance.Studio practice is highly regarded during the assessment and will be evident in the work produced. Students will submit a journal that displays a broad range of ideas in visual and written form.
- This journal will be a major research and development tool for art practice.

- 5 (MAJOR) resolved works plus backup
- 1 Visual Diary (MINIMUM)
- Studio and tutorial participation

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