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CAEL2055: Introduction to Contemporary Jewellery

2024 unit information

This unit of study is focused on studio-based production of contemporary jewellery that engages with the space and physical dimensions of the body. Fundamental to this approach is an investigation into the role of the worn or carried object in personal identity and social communication. Alongside the acquisition of technical expertise appropriate to the assigned projects, critical skills will be developed and enhanced 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 CAEL2055
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

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

  • LO1. develop and communicate personal aesthetic solutions creatively and effectively
  • LO2. demonstrate an awareness of contemporary jewellery practices, histories and theories that inform your own creative processes
  • LO3. demonstrate experimental approaches to problem solving through critically engaging with information, images and materials
  • LO4. engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to extend your creative practice
  • LO5. gain a competence in basic workshop techniques used in producing body-scale objects
  • LO6. use appropriate technologies and media to gather and present information effectively
  • LO7. understand and apply Workshop Health and Safety procedures in the working studio environment

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

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