Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: VART5781C

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to 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

VART5780C – Produce Sculpture

Course Description

In this course, students research and experiment with various techniques and media for the realisation of sculpture. It outlines the way sculptural work is produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement.

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. Students will be encouraged to extend their language, terminology and visual elements of sculpture and to understand adaptive properties and characteristics of materials.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP52A Research and experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

Learning Outcomes

1. Inform work through experimentation with sculptural techniques and media
2. Develop and refine a conceptual vision for sculpture
3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
4. Realise sculpture

Details of Learning Activities

Lectures and practical demonstrations
Studio practice
Tutorial discussions
Class discussions

Teaching Schedule

Week one - Week six

Project 1

Casting project

Relief Casting, One piece mould, 2 piece mould and Patination

Week six -  week nine

Project 2

Construction of Sculptural armatures

Week nine - Week 12

Project 3

Wax  Project

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

To be advised accordingly

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

Students will be required to submit  for assessment a minimum of three or more completed sculptural works
Visual journal is essential
Drawings reearch and backup work
Class participation
Assessment Criteria as set in the Year  1 Program Guide 2008 page 16 12857 Vic

Assessment Matrix

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