• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Simon Cottrell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This project-oriented course focuses on how the intended use of an object provides an important framework for its production and our understanding of that object.  This course will extend students' technical, material and conceptual skills, and may include the use of engineering equipment and chemical processing technology. By applying critical thinking to a broad range of materials and processes, students will devise individual responses to set themes and develop an ability to apply techniques appropriate to particular concepts. Studio theory is undertaken to examine the historical and contemporary contexts of gold and silversmithing.  Workplace health and safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.
 
This course alternates over two years (even and odd years). Even years will explore development of work that engages with the 'Series or the edition object'. Odd years will develop a response to the theme of the 'Gift or commemorative object'.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Apply a range of advanced techniques relevant to utilitarian forms in response to set tasks;
  2. Independently explore the potential of material/s pertinent to utilitarian forms;
  3. Experiment with the application of concepts and processes relevant to utilitarian forms in a Gold and Silversmithing context;
  4. Critically engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to Gold & Silversmithing Workshop projects

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1 - 4]

Written/Oral component (Total 20%) [Learning Outcomes 2 - 4]

• Journal/Documentation

• Studio Theory presentation

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2403 or ARTV2003 or DESA2403 or DESA2002 or DESA2407.

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Gift or commemorative object
3514 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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