- Code DESA2405
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Art
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
In Gold & Silversmithing Design 5, the project-oriented program extends student technical, material and conceptual skills. In difference to the same level in the BVA this course delivers an approach to design as a systematic development to a given or self initiated problem, the course is not focused on design for industry but design as a process of conceptual development. Students devise individual responses to one set theme to develop their ability to apply techniques appropriate to particular concepts. In addition an extensive individual work proposal is developed, applying critical thinking and innovation to a broad range of materials, techniques and concepts. The use of digitally controlled manufacturing processes are most likely applied for the execution of course work. A program of studio theory is undertaken to examine the historical and contemporary contexts of gold and silversmithing. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- plan and execute a design-based project
- demonstrate a high level of skill in the application of new technologies and practical processes
- effectively interpret, communicate and present ideas suited to the project through integration of concepts and processes
- demonstrate expanded awareness of historical and theoretical contexts for art and design practice
- consider their own work in relation to broader cultural contexts
- show familiarity with research methodologies
Portfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1 – 6]
Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 2 - 6]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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12 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and in excess of 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
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