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JWD305 The Language of Jewellery (16)


In this subject, students will be expected to comprehend and apply the technical and creative capacity of the jewellery medium to communicate ideas.
Students will be required to research and develop a series of works that respond to specific briefs. In addition, students must demonstrate a sound understanding of current directions in contemporary jewellery and a high level of knowledge and skill in the articulation of design outcomes. The work produced must indicate technical refinement and conceptual rigor.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate mature and reasoned research skills and design development process
- be able to communicate and show evidence of all progress and thinking toward the outcome in an articulate methodical and appropriate manner
- be able to demonstrate an awareness of historical and contemporary cultural developments that provide context to the frame of reference for the development of original work
- be able to complete a series of designs that together can be viewed as a coherent body of work
- be able to demonstrate a deep knowledge of the medium in technical and conceptual terms
- be able to complete a body of work appropriate to the requirements for a client or for exhibition


The subject will cover the following topics:
With emphasis on rigorous conceptual development, depth of investigation and expert technical production - Development of proposal contract - Research techniques, ideas generation - Design development - Present a seminar on the frame of reference, research, and design development leading to the creation of a cohesive body of work - Innovation and originality informed by an understanding of the history of jewellery - Exhibition design and display techniques


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.