This project-oriented course focuses on how the intended use or function of an object provides an important framework for how it is made and understood. This course will develop and extend students' technical, material and conceptual skills, and may include the use of hand making skills, engineering equipment and/or other processes. By applying critical thinking to a broad range of materials and processes, students will devise individual responses to the broad concept of utility or function. Studio theory is undertaken to examine historical and contemporary contexts where utility is a formative framework for an original work or object. Workplace health and safety (WHS) 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 have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of utility as a framework for knowing how objects function both technically and conceptually;
- apply appropriate skills and techniques to produce utilitarian forms in response to set tasks;
- experiment with the application of concepts and processes to make and engage with utilitarian forms; and
- critically engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the production, display, viewing and use of jewellery and objects.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Supporting artifacts of design research and contextual references (20%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
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Workload130 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
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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