Creative Enquiry 3D

Course code AART1300
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Using AART1100 Critical Studies as a conceptual frame, and drawing as an integral language and a research methodology, this course is a structured enquiry into the expressive potential of three-dimensional (3D) creativity. The course introduces a basic range of materials and processes in ceramics, fibres-textiles or sculpture, highlighting the significance of 3D practices. This foundation experience embraces cultural, historical, contemporary, theoretical and conceptual dimensions of these art forms.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Create, from a variety of materials and by a variety of means, basic 3D forms in response to the project briefs.

2. Employ tools and materials in a confident, competent and safe manner while engaged in 3D processes both in tutorials and independently

3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the cultural, historical and contemporary contexts of 3D forms

4. Research and apply basic theoretical and conceptual principles of 3D art practice


  1. Introduction to materials and processes of three-dimensional art making.
  2. Thinking in three dimensions: elements and principles of 3D art.
  3. Basic understanding of historical, theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of contemporary three-dimensional art practice.
  4. Current issues in art Occupational Health and Safety.


This course is only available to students enrolled in B Fine Art or B Teaching (Secondary)/BFine Art or B Teaching(Secondary) / B Technology or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) or Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) programs

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Studio Practice Portfolio Review (due Mid-Semester)

Journal: Research Journal

Portfolio: Portfolio (end of semester)

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks