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AAD72206 - Mould Making and Casting Fundamentals (2018)

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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

Unit aim

Examines the history of sculptural practice in relation to the cast object and looks at current exhibitions of contemporary artists who employ casting practices. Students will consider the readymade object, its value, worth and context. The unit will focus on the development of sculptural technologies specific to the cast object. Students will be encouraged to explore various traditional as well as contemporary materials.

Unit content

  • Two-part and multi-part mouldmaking
  • Understanding materials for mould making and casting, including synthetics
  • Formal approaches to the object and subversions
  • Readymade, assisted readymades and intervention

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explore new ways of looking and understanding the cultural value of an object and its material references
2 demonstrate understanding of the readymade and its function, reflecting on its role in sculptural practice and discourse
3 produce new work through the reproduction of an object cast into different materials through planning and design a two-part mould and applying knowledge of clay as a process material
4 investigate and critically analyse expressive possibilities arising from discourse and interactions with fellow students
5 demonstrate understanding and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explore new ways of looking and understanding the cultural value of an object and its material references
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate understanding of the readymade and its function, reflecting on its role in sculptural practice and discourse
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. produce new work through the reproduction of an object cast into different materials through planning and design a two-part mould and applying knowledge of clay as a process material
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. investigate and critically analyse expressive possibilities arising from discourse and interactions with fellow students
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate understanding and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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