The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This course is a structured enquiry into the expressive potential of three-dimensional (3D) creative practice. The course introduces a basic range of materials and processes in areas such as ceramics, fibres-textiles or sculpture, highlighting the significance of 3D practices. This foundation experience embraces the contemporary, theoretical and conceptual dimensions of these art forms.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

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, 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.

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 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


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