Creative Practice 3D

Course code AART1310
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Using AART1110 Critical Studies 2 as a conceptual frame, and drawing and exploring expanded concepts such as observational and experimental approaches as an integral language and a research methodology, this course is a developed structured enquiry into the expressive potential of three-dimensional (3D) creativity. The course is an expansion of AART1300 3D Creative Enquiry and develops the range of materials and processes in ceramics, fibres-textiles or sculpture, highlighting the significance of 3D practices. This foundation experience develops the cultural, historical, contemporary, theoretical and conceptual dimensions of these art forms.



  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Create, from a variety of materials, and by a variety of means, developed visually resolved 3D forms.

2. Explore and apply a wide variety of 3D studio specific tools and materials confidently, competently and safely while engaged in 2D processes both in tutorials and through independent research

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

4. Contextualise their own work materially and theoretically through an analysis of other artists' 3D forms


  1. The processes of 3D art making are undertaken through a variety of themes and approaches exploring and understanding physical and conceptual material.
  2. Exploration of the elements and principles of 3D art: including materials and technology; mass/volume; shape/form/structure; moulding; construction; Occupational Health and Safety.
  3. Facilitate interest in the creative possibilities of ceramics, fibres- textiles or sculpture practices.
  4. An investigation of visual language and related History/Theory within a contemporary 3D framework to develop fundamental critical and analytical skills.


This course is only available to students active in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours), Bachelor Teaching (Technology) (Honours) or Bachelor of Creative Industries programs

Assumed Knowledge

An introductory experience of 3D art disciplines or successful completion of AART1300

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Studio Practice Portfolio

Journal: Research Journal

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