Course Title: Develop artistic practice to produce thematically connected sculpture

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5238

Course Title: Develop artistic practice to produce thematically connected sculpture

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 150.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art



Bundoora Campus


340T Art


Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to 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. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU035 Develop artistic practice to produce thematically connected sculpture

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare and maintain physical resources for sculptural work
  • Use and test sculptural techniques
  • Produce  Sculpture
You will also have an understanding of:
  • Occupational health and safety procedures
  • Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials, tools and equipment
  • Techniques, materials and tools and the way they can be adapted and extended in sculptural work
  •  Approaches to sculpture and the work of key practitioners

    Overview of Assessment

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

    • Direct observation of sculpture work in progress, including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
    • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding and your intentions and work outcome
    • Completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback from relevant others.
    The ability to realise large scale or thematically connected sculpture/s which:
    • demonstrates a command of selected advanced techniques and which are consistent with the conceptual vision
    • demonstrates knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended
    • demonstrates an ability to present sculpture/s appropriately.