Course Title: Apply techniques to produce sculpture

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce sculpture

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010

Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course develops the skills and knowledge to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of sculpture.  It covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques.  It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is highly recommended that this unit be assessed in conjunction with:
• CUVCOR01B Source concept for own work, or
• CUVCOR02B Develop and articulate concept for own work
• CUVCOR07B Use drawing techniques to represent the object or idea, or
• CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept.

It could also be assessed in conjunction with:
• CUVCOR11B Source information on history and theory and apply to own area of work.

Depending on the context, combined assessment and/or training with a range of other units would also be appropriate, e.g.:
• CUVCRS13B Store finished work.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP50B Apply techniques to produce sculpture


Produce sculpture 

Prepare and maintain physical resources for sculptural work

Use and test sculptural techniques 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
•   Correctly identify and select tools, equipment and materials required for the production of sculpture.
•   Use and test sculptural techniques
•   Produce sculpture
•   Prepare and maintain physical resources for sculptural work
•   Safely use techniques for the production of sculpture. 
You will also have an understanding of:
•    Occupational health and safety procedures
•    Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials, tools and equipment
•    Techniques, materials and tools and the way they can be adapted and extended in sculptural work
•    Approaches to sculpture and the work of key practitioners
•    Elements and principles of design (introductory level)
•    Historical and theoretical contexts (introductory level)
•    Copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge.  Students’ ability to apply techniques to produce sculpture will be assessed by the following:

•    Observation (with questions and answers) of safe and healthy preparation & maintenance of equipment, materials and work spaces.  This is conducted three times per semester.
•    Review of visual journal by teacher/assessor against specified criteria
•    Review of portfolio of sculpture by a group of teachers/assessors.