Course Title: Sculpture Major Study 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5164

Course Title: Sculpture Major Study 2

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

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

VART5163 - Sculpture Major Study Level 1/ VART5161 - Sculpture Minor Study Level 1

Course Description

In this course students initiate, plan and execute sculptures which are a vehicle for personal expression, to consolidate a folio of work. Students apply knowledge of sculpture as a fine art discipline to participate in the planning and organisation of an exhibition of works outside the studio environment

In this course students will consolidate technical skills, knowledge of contemporary and historical sculptural practice and their personal studio practice. Students will incorporate philosophical, cultural and conceptual influences into their sculptural practise and apply and extend their knowledge of materials and processes thus developing and consolidating their personal visual language. Students will work increasingly more independently and develop a professional and independently motivated and disciplined approach to art practice.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS674 Sculpture Major Study 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify, interpret and incorporate philosophies, concepts and percepts into the production of sculpture
2. Select and or adapt materials and the appropriate processes or techniques required to produce sculpture
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 prepartation and assessment.


Week One
Group Tutorials
Class discussion

Week Two
Individual Tutorials

Week Three
Individual tutorials

Week Four
Group tutorials
Class discussion
Concept Development

Week Five
Individual tutorials

Week Six
Individual tutorials

Week Seven
Individual tutorials

Week Eight
Individual tutorials

Week Nine
Individual tutorials

Week Ten
Group tutorials

Week Eleven
Individual tutorials

Week Twelve
Individual tutorials

Week Thirteen
Individual Tutorials

Week Fourteen
Group Tutorials

Week Fifteen
Group Tutorials

Week Sixteen
Individual Tutorials

Week Seventeen

Week Eighteen

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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