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Semester 1

Jewellery & Silversmithing 1A: Materials and the Body (DESI08143)

Subject

Design

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

1

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Visiting student eligibility will be assessed (including any required Design background) on a case-by-case basis. This course may incur additional costs for materials and/or field trips. **Please note that Design courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any Design course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the Design department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

Students will be introduced to a wide range of creative research and development methods to support the creation of objects informed by and sited on the body. Students will work individually and in groups in response to a series of thematic provocations. This will be supported by contextual lectures, online museum visits and an introduction to the many resources available. Methods of research may include drawing, photography, model making, collage and material experimentation that encourages students to develop individual approaches to visual, material and performative sources, gathering information from both primary and secondary sources. The field of jewellery is not defined by a single material, and the course reflects an open-minded approach to making whilst encouraging discerning choices of materials. Weekly practical sessions will introduce students to thinking through making, and a range of development methods to support you in working between 2 and 3 dimensions within the context of the human body. The aim of this course is to support student's development of a dynamic personal process, able to demonstrate fluidity between materials, processes of translation, and responsiveness to a wide range of source materials.

Course Description

Students will be introduced to a wide range of creative research and development methods to support the creation of objects informed by and sited on the body. Students will work individually and in groups in response to a series of thematic provocations. This will be supported by contextual lectures, museum visits and an introduction to the many resources available in the Jewellery Department and ECA Library. Methods of research may include drawing, photography, model making, collage and material experimentation that encourages students to develop individual approaches to visual, material and performative sources, gathering information from both primary and secondary sources. The field of jewellery is not defined by a single material, and the course reflects an open-minded approach to making whilst encouraging discerning choices of materials. Weekly practical studio sessions will introduce students to thinking through making, and a range of development methods to support you in working between 2 and 3 dimensions within the context of the human body. The aim of this course is to support students' development of a dynamic personal process, able to demonstrate fluidity between materials, processes of translation, and responsiveness to a wide range of source materials.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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