Course Title: Produce sculpture
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: VART6248C
Course Title: Produce sculpture
School: 340T Art
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Course Contact: Jennifer Mills
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
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
In this course you will explore the skills and knowledge required to produce sculpture through the exploration of a range of techniques, tolls, equipment and materials.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVSCU301A Produce sculpture
1. Plan sculptural work through exploration
1.1 Explore ideas and techniques for sculptural work in consultation with key people as required
2. Prepare, maintain and store sculptural resources
2.1 Select and organise sculptural tools, equipment and materials suited to the chosen work
3. Create finished sculptures
3.1 Safely use and adapt sculptural techniques to create desired effects
On successful completion of this course you will have created a folio of works that demonstrate skills and knowledge required to produce sculpture through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials.
Details of Learning Activities
Your learning activities will take place in a studio and lecture theatre. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will be expected to make use of the library resources.
In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• Group discussion
• Studio work
2. Out-of-class activities include:
• Practical exercises
• Preparing for discussion
• Project work
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
|week||course content||assessment and task|
|1||Introduction to course and workshop requirements|
Studio OH&S and working with sculpture
|2|| Low relief casting project with organic material|
Prepare moulds, create moulds
|3||Low Relief Casting|
|4||Low Relief Casting|| Minimum of one relief cast
|5||Hand outs for Project 2.|
DVD Antoni Gaudi
|6||Class discussion.Student response to the Project|
Commence research and production
|7||Research and production|
|8||Research and production|
|9||Present Project. 2||Minimum of one house project|
|10|| Present Project. 2 |
|11||Assessment||Evidence of thorough research, concept development and production Minimum of one relief cast. Minimum of one house project.Visual Diary|
You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.
Glenn Harper, Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks
Kirsten Mey, Sculpsit: Artists on Sculpture and Beyond
Causey, A. Sculpture since 1945 (Oxford History Of Art) Oxford University Press 1198
Collins J. Contemporary Sculpture Phaidon
Eleanor Heartney.Art & Today Phaidon
Uta Grosenick. Art Now, Taschen
Periodicals, Art Almanac, Current Exhibitions, Public Art
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
Production of sculpture which demonstrates a highly developed command of the selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision.
In depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted and extended in sculptural work.
Project 1: Low relief casting project
Project 2: House/shelter project
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant unit of competency.
These are available through the course contract in Program Administration
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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