Course Title: Refine sculptural techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5308 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Refine sculptural techniques

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

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


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVSCU501A Refine sculptural techniques


1. Research sculptural ideas and techniques

2. Select sculptural techniques for refinement

3. Determine safety requirements for sculptural work

4. Consolidate sculptural technique to professional level

5. Evaluate own sculptural technique

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks, a major project which includes a installation and site specific work
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Completion of a portfolio including personal reflection
  • Complete practical work based on thematic concepts
  • Written journal

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