Course Title: Sculpture Major Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5163

Course Title: Sculpture Major Study 1

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Loretta Quinn

Ph: +61  3 9925 4215

Nominal Hours: 144

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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

Details of Learning Activities

Throughout the semester you will begin a process of constructing a conceptual and philosophical framework in which to develop your work. You will be involved in identifying, interpreting and incorporating a range of ideas and philosophies into your developing practice; experimenting with a range of sculptural materials and develop a method of working three dimensionally. Emphasis will be placed on workshops, demonstrations, individual and group tutorials, research and studio practice.

Teaching Schedule

The course will be delivered over an 18 week semester. Weeks 1-16 will consist of studio based classes and tutorials. Weeks 17-18 will consist of folio preparation and assessment.

Semester One 2009: Calendar of Projects

Week One
Orientation Week

Week Two
Commencement of classes
Introduction to the Subject: Kit List, OH&S

Week Three
Class Dates
Introduce Concept Briefs

Week Four
Class Dates:
Discussion and group tutorials

Week Five
Class Dates:
Individual Tutorials

Week Six
Class Dates:
Commence Workshop
Modeling the Human head

Week Seven
Class Dates
Workshop  & Tutorials

Week Eight
Class Dates
Workshop & Tutorials

Week Nine
Class Dates:
Workshop & Tutorials

Week Ten
Class Dates:
Workshop  & Tutorials

Week Eleven
Class Dates:
Workshop & Tutorials

Week Twelve
Class Dates:
Workshop & tutorials

Week Thirteen
Class Dates:
Workshop & Tutorials

Week Fourteen
Class Dates:
Complete Workshop

Week Fifteen
Class Dates:
Last Formal Classes

Week Sixteen
Class Dates:
Prepare folio for Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will participate in self directed research into established/emerging national and international practictioners to further inform their work and conceptual development.

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

You will produce a body of three dimensionally based works and select, with advice from staff, works to be submitted for assessment 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. Your journal should display a broad range of ideas in visual and written form.  This journal will be a major research and development tool for your art practice. You are required to submit:

- Resolved works: 6 (Major), 4 (Minor) and developmental evidence.

- 1 Visual Diary  & drawings

- Studio and tutorial participation

NB. work must reflect consistent interaction with tutors in the studio in order to be considered for assessment

Assessment Matrix

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