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Undergraduate Course: Jewellery and Silversmithing: etching (LLLA07144)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryWorking with precious and base metals, this course will develop students' skills and teach the use of etching and surface pattern in jewellery and silversmithing. The course will incorporate the process of research and design, such as the relationship between a two dimensional design on paper and how it may be realised and developed into a three-dimensional object. Initial projects will include various short workshops in etching on sheet metal which leads to developing your own personal project.
Course description Over the class sessions the course will cover:

A one week refresher in basic jewellery techniques;a short earring/cufflink project.
Experimental workshop in texturing and surface pattern using hammers, roll printing and oxidisation.
Introduction to etching techniques on base and precious sheet metal.
Using the etching tank & using etching resists.
Short sheet metal ring and bangle project.
Using combined techniques learned so far to design for personal project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  10
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 28, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 70 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual art and/or design works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved art and/or design works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class. Typically, this will comprise:
Class Contact hours: 27.5 (work done during the class)
Directed hours: 27.5 (work the tutor has set for students to do each week in their own time)
Independent Study Hours: 45 (work students set themselves to do, relevant to the discipline studied)
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    collect and research visual information to develop design ideas which can be translated into jewellery using precious metals
  2. PRACTICE
    use a range of technical processes including basic jewellery techniques and etching to manipulate precious metals into jewellery items
  3. PRESENT
    use drawing and model making as a means of developing ideas to be realised as 3D wearable objects
Reading List
McCreight, T.,1982, The Complete Metalsmith, Worcester MA: Davis Publications
Codina, C., 2000, Handbook of Jewellery Techniques, London: A&C Black.
De Bono, E., 2007, How to have Creative Ideas: 62 Exercises to Develop the Mind, London: Vermillion
Astfalck, J., 2005, New Directions in Jewellery, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Clarke, B., 2006, New Directions in Jewellery II, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Ebendorf, R., 2004, 1000 Rings Inspiring adornments for the hand, New York: Lark Books.
Gilhooley, D., 1997, Unclasped, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Rowley, S., ed., 1997, Craft & Contemporary Theory, London: Allen & Unwin
Greenhalgh, P. ed., 2002, The Persistence of Craft, London: A & C Black
Adamson, G., 2007, Thinking Through Craft, Oxford: BERG
Dormer, P. & Turner, R., 1994, The New Jewellery: Trends + Traditions Revised Edition, London: Thames and Hudson.
Dormer, P., ed., 1997, The Culture of Craft, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to make effective use of jewellery making techniques
Designing 3d objects
Creating a visual journal or sketchbook
Transforming and combining materials
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of jewellery within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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