Course Title: Produce sculpture

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: 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


Term2 2009

Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is designed to extend and reinforce the relationship between ideas, source information and the manipulation of the materials in the production of sculpture. You will be encouraged to extend their language, terminology and visual elements of sculpture and to understand adaptive properties and characteristics of materials.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is highly recommended that this unit be assessed in conjunction with the following units:

  • CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
  • CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept
  • CUVCOR12B Review history and theory for application to artistic practice.

Depending on the context, combined assessment and/or training with a range of other units would also be appropriate, e.g.:
  • CUVCRS08B Document the work progress
  • CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP51B Produce sculpture


1. Prepare and maintain resources for sculptural work 

2. Explore sculptural techniques to plan work 

3. Realise sculpture 

Learning Outcomes

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for discussion
  • project work
  • independent research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.

You will learn to:
  • Identify, interpret and incorporate philosophies, concepts and precepts into the production of sculpture.
  • Analyse the properties and characteristics of materials and their adaptive potential towards the production of sculpture
  • Apply advanced techniques and processes used in the production of sculpture
  • Expand and use the vocabulary and phraseology of sculpture.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • Direct observation of sculptural work in progress
  • Questioning and discussion of your intentions
  • Verbal and written reports
  • Review of portfolios of evidence
Assessment will be conducted by a group of teaching staff who are industry personnel.