Course Title: Produce sculpture

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5780C

Course Title: Produce sculpture

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



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

OHTH5322C Follow health, safety and security procedures

Course Description

In this course students produce sculpture through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials.

The course introduces students to the complex relationship between the development of concepts and their synthesis with the manipulation of materials, as a fundamental basis for the production of sculpture. The basic skills are necessary for individual decisions, choices, practices and further investigations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP51A Produce sculpture


Explore sculptural techniques to plan work

Performance Criteria:

Produce a series of sculptures demonstrating basic techniques.


Prepare and maintain resources for sculptural work

Performance Criteria:

Describe the safe handling of equipment in each technique/process.


Realise sculpture

Performance Criteria:

Develop a range of criteria by which to evaluate work.

Learning Outcomes

Explore sculptural techniques to plan work
Prepare and maintain resources for sculptural work
Realise sculpture

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be introduced to basic skills, new techniques and research which will broaden their understanding of the production of sculpture and development of concepts
Students will use appropriate tools and equipment in the production of sculpture.

Students will be required to commit themselves to their studio practice both externally and within the scheduled contact hours.
Research and investigation into their areas of study will be ongoing.

Suitable clothing clothing will be worn in the studio. Safe practice and an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety  in the work place will be observed at all times.

Teaching Schedule

This module will will introduce students to the complex relationship between the development of concepts and their synthesis with the manipulation of materials, as a fundamental basis for the production of sculpture.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of four projects during the semester

Drawings and evidence of research  will be included
Students will be required to provide a visual journal which clearly demonstrates originality and an understanding of sculptural production and personal development.

Students will present a minimum of one piece of work from each project at the conclusion of the module

Course Delivery

Studio Delivery
Tutorial Discussions
Class discussions
Lectures and practical demonstrations

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Field Work


Visits to Industry

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is conducted at the end of each semester through folio presentatio in studio based courses.

Assessment is conducted by a panel of staff at each year level in studio course assessments. The panel will view all studio based courses in the folioand respond with a grade and written response, their comments reflecting an overview of the folio.

Students’s folios must be produced in consultation with appropriate staff, reflecting the projects and workshops conducted during that semester.

All works included in the folio must be sighted by the relevant staff before submission. Unsighted, untutored works will not be accpted for assessment.

Selection of works for inclusion in the folio will be part of the teaching process.

Assessment Matrix

WeekTaskLearning Outcome
2Introduction to Course
Calendar of Projects.
3Ocupational Health and Safety
Introduction to Project One
Understand OH&S legislation
Manage own health and safety concerns in a studio environment
 Incorporate personal experience and relationship to the project
4 Project One
 Analyse and translate deconstructive thinking to practice
5 Project One
 Develop the concept and design the work
6 Project One
Establish an understanding of technical production
Establish a work ethic that is based upon ongoing delivery of work and continuity in a studio environment
Establish an understanding of art practice in an historical context and its relationship to contemporary art practice
7 Project Two
 Define the spatial character of a sculptural work and the space it occupies
Understand the direct relationship between the site and the artwork
8 Project Two Become aware of the direct implications the space imposes upon the sculptural work
and materials
9 Project Two Question the definition of the artwork once removed from the gallery environment
10 Project Two
 Work within and with specific environments and understand how they can be altered
11 Project Three
 Experiment with ideas and methodologies
12 Project Three
 Integrate technical skills with the design concept to produce work
13 Project Three
Understand the qualities of a variety of materials
Build personal visual repertoire
14 Project Four

Analyse and apply conceptual understanding of the project
Interpret imagery
Understand the spatiality of the work and define appropriate materials

15 Project Four
Incorporate personal experince
Apply cultural understanding to personal practice 
16 Project Four
 Incorporate self discipline and philosophical committment to personal practice
17 Assessment 
18 Folio Enrichment

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