The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course expands the student's knowledge of techniques and processes used in contemporary 3D art practice. It offers the opportunity for students to develop skills across a range of selected media, in order to produce new and experimental sculptural works. Students will be encouraged to embrace new technologies, historical processes, installation and conceptual dimensions to create resolved art works.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2019.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3330. Students who have successfully completed AART3330 are not eligible to enrol in AART2330.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate technical knowledge and practical skills in multi-media 3D production;

2. Identify opportunities for creative expression using a variety of moulding, casting, modelling, carving, installation and assembly processes;

3. Expand 3-D concepts to encompass multi-media approaches in sculptural practice;

4. Direct individual project-based research and documentation;

5. Experiment with a variety of multi-media and interdisciplinary 3-D techniques.


Topics may include:

  1. Modelling and pattern making;
  2. Foundry practice;
  3. Mould making and preparation;
  4. Casting methods;
  5. Carving processes;
  6. Assemblage;
  7. Experimental and emerging technologies;
  8. Performance and sound based sculpture;
  9. Installation;
  10. Research and documentation;
  11. Health and safety


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level. If you have successfully completed AART3330 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Journal: Research Journal 20%

Project: Mid Semester Assessment - 30%

Project: Major Project - 50%