Jewellery and Object

UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR

Jewellery and Object explores concepts and techniques fundamental to the making of human-scale works. Building on formal metalsmithing skills, broad experimentation is encouraged, with the aim of developing a rich and individual visual language.

In Jewellery and Object you will engage in conceptual and practical investigations through projects designed to develop ideas and expression while acquiring technical and material knowledge. An introduction to a diverse range of materials and processes encourages work of both a utilitarian and conceptual nature. Your work may take the form of exhibition pieces, small runs of production work, design for manufacture, or commissioned art works.

Study plan

First year is a mixture of interdisciplinary subjects that develop your theoretical and critical awareness of contemporary art practice. From second year on you undertake a 12-credit point jewellery and object major unit of study each semester. The major study is combined with a 6-credit point elective to enable you to further tailor your study to desired outcomes. You are also required to complete a 6-credit point critical studies unit each semester.

Graduate opportunities

Jewellery and Object graduates become practicing artists, including ceramicists, glassmakers, jewellers, object designers. They also establish careers in a wide range of art, design and culture related fields including: art education, arts administration, arts writing, curating, set and exhibition design, public art and product design.

Further study for major

Eligible students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) or postgraduate coursework study in studio art. Honours graduates are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research.

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