Visual Creativity: Sculpture

Course code CAPA1090Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course is designed to develop visual literacy and skills in three-dimensional art practice. It provides a practical introduction to the methods and materials of sculptural practice and other three-dimensional art practices, a focus on themes of space in contemporary art, and an overview of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of three-dimensional art practice in contemporary culture.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesBy the end of the subject the student will:
1. have a basic understanding of the methods, materials and equipment necessary for the practice of sculpture and other three-dimensional art practices
2. have an understanding of the expressive possibilities of three-dimensional art practices
3. have a basic understanding of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of contemporary three-dimensional art practice
4. have an understanding of health and safety issues and practices
Content1. introduction to methods and materials of three-dimensional art making
2. thinking in three dimensions: form, structure, direction and space
3. brief overview of historical and theoretical underpinnings of contemporary three-dimensional art practice
4. the body in contemporary three-dimensional art practice
5. current issues in art health and safety
Replacing Course(s)ARTC1090 Visual Creativity: Sculpture
ARTC1050 Painting Workshop 1A, and
ARTC1070 Drawing Workshop 1A.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC1090 Visual Creativity: Sculpture, ARTC1050 Painting Workshop 1A or ARTC1070 Drawing Workshop 1A may not enrol into CAPA1090 Visual Creativity: Sculpture.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1500 word paper. This item will test the students research, writing, and critical analytical skills - 25%
Other: (please specify)Portfolio of object-making exercises from mid to end of semester. The work should demonstrate a development of basic skills, the ability to experiment with media and the application of good health and safety principles - 25%
Other: (please specify)Portfolio of class object-making exercises from the beginning to the end of semester. The work should demonstrate a reasonable level of basic skills, the ability to handle media, and the application of good health and safety principles - 25%
Presentations - Tutorial10 minute seminar presentation. This item will test the students oral presentation skills 25%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term