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Unit description

Continuing to challenge the students in a range of leading contemporary art practices and methods, this unit promotes the Sculpture and Spatial Practice approach to conceptual and material understanding in the studio. Associated projects are introduced based on theories of contemporary art practices, collaborative practices and individual modes of focused outcomes. Students will develop inventive and sustainable solutions to a series of projects that will enable them to form the basis of personal methodology and material language.

Unit content

  • Understanding what contemporary sculpture looks like and is informed by
  • Understanding the language of the expanded field of sculpture and spatial practice
  • Develop an appreciation for material manipulation and methods
  • Sculpture after the found object and the ready-made
  • Understanding composition within spatial practice
  • Contemporary methods for sculpture

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1initiate, develop and express conceptual and material solutions to sculptural projects set across a range of materialsCreativity
2apply and advance their understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of various mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an experimental and sustainable mannerIntellectual rigour
3apply interdisciplinary approaches within the fine art field at both individual and collaborative levelsKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate understanding of the synthesis between observation, analysis, experimentation and critique within sculptural production and spatial practiceIntellectual rigour
5contextualise and critique their work and its theoretical and material rationale within the field of sculptural and spatial practice. Knowledge of a discipline
6demonstrate understanding and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. initiate, develop and express conceptual and material solutions to sculptural projects set across a range of materials
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. apply and advance their understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of various mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an experimental and sustainable manner
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. apply interdisciplinary approaches within the fine art field at both individual and collaborative levels
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate understanding of the synthesis between observation, analysis, experimentation and critique within sculptural production and spatial practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. contextualise and critique their work and its theoretical and material rationale within the field of sculptural and spatial practice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate understanding and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Creative work40%
Creative work60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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