Subject Details - 9 Jewellery Design

Learning Area
Advanced Technologies
Subject Length
1 semester
Subject Overview
This course introduces students to the practical and theoretical concerns of contemporary jewellery design. Students will experiment with materials and jewellery processes to create wearable jewellery objects. Students explore a range of natural and synthetic materials such as leather and resin while techniques of soldering, casting and fabrication will also be explored using non-ferrous metals.
Focus Of Learning
The focus is on the translation of drawn designs into finished objects. As such, students develop their visual communication skills through a design folio that includes initial concepts, working drawings and photographic images of their finished jewellery pieces.
Students will incorporate various materials and methods when fabricating their projects to help them develop important skills such as project management, understanding materials and process, communication and problem solving.
Students learn from hands-on experience and develop an understanding of appropriate WHS procedures.

Topics include:
     Introduction to the design process
     Prepare jewellery illustrations
     Work safely with production equipment
     Perform braising/silver soldering
     Perform cold-forming techniques
     Perform metal casting
     Manually finish/polish materials
     Explore recycled/reclaimed materials
     Develop folio of work - including jewellery photography
Evidence Of Learning
A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through:
     Production of a range of jewellery pieces
     Design drawings
     Creation of a design folio
     Solving problems that arise during the realisation process
     History of jewellery
Students are required to pay for any material used over the value of $30.00.

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