Jewellery Narratives, Concepts and Materials

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Jewellery Narratives, Concepts and Materials

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Jewellery Narratives, Concepts and Materials introduces students to the language of Jewellery and Object design through conceptual exploration, the acquisition of technical knowledge and studio based material investigations. Projects will employ a series of personal narratives and stories to explore and address stages of the design process, and implement critical analysis, research, problem-solving and design development culminating in the fabrication of finished jewellery design solutions. Communication techniques utilising two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats and basic computer skills will be developed.
    Students will be presented with a series of lectures and demonstrations informing them of the different skills, knowledge and abilities required in order to undertake the creation of a three dimensional object.This course will develop students understanding of studio based jewellery practice through investigations of materials and jewellery processes. In practical terms students will examine the technology of metal and its translation through heat into three-dimensional forms.The techniques of soldering, casting and fabrication will be explored using non-ferrous metals, to translate design drawings and models into three-dimensional jewellery objects both wearable and non-wearable.
    Assessment in this course is based on submission and evaluation of a three stage project development process including:
    1. Material investigations and conceptual studies
    2. Design proposal and statement examining possible solutions
    3. Narrative outcome evidenced in the final object presentation and documentation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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