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CAEL2054: Introduction to Silversmithing

2024 unit information

This unit of study is focused on studio-based production of utilitarian, ceremonial and sculptural objects using silversmithing techniques. In the Jewellery & Object workshops at SCA you will explore sinking, raising, hot-forging, planishing and related bench processes. In parallel you will examine the historical foundations and key principles of contemporary metalsmithing through research assignments, individual tutorials and group critiques. Launching from this technical and conceptual platform you will develop an individual project informed by your research interests.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL2054
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points of 1000 level from CAVA or 12 credit points of 1000 level from CASF
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate basic skills in the manipulation of metal sheet using smithing skills and equipment
  • LO2. Interpret and communicate ideas through 2D and 3D methods appropriate to smithing
  • LO3. To plan and manage individual work practice and to work autonomously.
  • LO4. Demonstrate the capacity to identify and apply ethical attitudes in the representation of ideas in diverse materials and forms
  • LO5. To apply WH&S to all aspects of practice, including working in a communal workshop environment

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2b 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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