BMA0T310 – Sculpture

Module code
Module title
The purpose of this module is to extend and integrate the students practical and theoretical knowledge in Sculpture acquired in preceding modules. The student will develop works which explore and respond to traditions of object centred sculpture. A variety of historical and contemporary contexts for the sculptural object will be examined.
  • BM7000
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
-Renegotiation of context
- site
- objects
-Found object
-Cultural readings, displacement recordings
-The object in contemporary sculpture
-Object and site

-Form and space
-Internal relations
-Material symbolism
-Motif and meaning

3.3 Project description developed to account for the following:
-General aim and rationale
-Context or artistic domains which are engaged with and the significance of project to that environment
-Proposed methodology for the exploration, testing and refinement of work
-A timeline which lays out project tasks and when they will be undertaken
-The type and volume of works you will produce
-Individualised assessment criteria.
-Assessment procedure and submission requirements

3.4Currency, social discourse and value, persona/identity as they relate to art

3.5Selected case studies
- Texts, precedents, own work
- Analysis, discussion, application, synthesis
- Critical reflection on interpretation, value and genre
- Content of interest to a Maori audience
- New Zealand cultural identities
- Content from at least one other culture
- Modes of address appropriate to the audience
Assessment Criteria
Student negotiated project descriptions will define the number of assignments, performance criteria and the nature of assessment that to be employed
Submission of all work: research, methodology and final product(s)
Criterion referenced assessment employing self, peer and tutor assessment methods

To pass this module students must complete all assignments and accumulate
an overall module mark of no less than 50
Learning Outcomes
2.1Understand an integrated, reflective process for responding to situations
- discuss, identify and evaluate issues relevant to the project
- generate, analyse and integrate negotiated criteria for a self-directed project
- synthesize acquired practical, communication and analytical skills in the process of responding to visual situations
- individualise a self-critical working process for developing and refining ideas
- draw together and apply knowledge acquired in previous and concurrent courses to selected projects
- adopt independent and interdependent methods of working.

2.2 Acquire knowledge in developing a studio project that examines a specialist area of contemporary art practice
- develop a written project description which isolates the issues from previous work and how they will be extended
- successfully perform the tasks and criteria set out in the project description
- advance procedural knowledge, skills and techniques particular to a selected field of practice
- produce a body of work consistent with current norms in practice and discourse of its domain

2.3 Understand how modern and contemporary sculptors have renegotiated sites and objects.
- discuss cultural readings of specific sites/objects.
- examine the use of found objects in Sculptural practice
- renegotiate an objects meaning by altering its context or material constitution.
- discuss contemporary issues of deconstruction in relation to selected sculptural works.

2.4 Develop an understanding of how contemporary sculptors have explored objects as signifiers
- analyse and explore the physical and psychological relationship between a structure, its context and the viewer.
- examine the cultural meanings and associations attributed to select materials
- explore the significant relationship between a structure/motif and a cultural reading.

2.5 Understand the values, methodologies and strategies which inform current professional practice in Contemporary Art
- compare analyse, and evaluate selected texts identifying issues relevant to a specific contemporary practice
- analyse a selection of current works and identify the specific methods used in their production .
- compare significant changes in methods of practice and strategies for production relevant to a specific contemporary practice.
- develop and implement a strategy for the production of work which explicitly applies the analysis of values from a domain
- evaluate self practice using normative criteria derived from a current domain
- plan and implement a conventional presentation of own works
- develop critical synergies between representative texts, examples of work and self practice

2.6 Understand the value of self-evaluation within the context of professional practice
- develop individuated assessment criteria
- reflect critically upon the relationship between an adopted method of production the final project outcomes and relevant conventions of practice
- continuously self-evaluate performance independent of institutional assessment
- participate in self/peer critiques for on-going formative assessment
- critically consider, discuss and document self and peer performances for regular graded assessment
- actively participate in and facilitate group and class critiques