Sculpture and Technology

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this module, students work with basic theories and practical methods in regard to the creation of sculptures and sculptural installations and the design of physical artefacts as an aesthetic manifestation. Using materiality as a point of departure, students work with basic principles of form, tactility, structure, composition and artistic expression. Students experiment with a variety of materials and basic technologies in connection with the design and creation of physical artefacts. Students work theoretically and experimentally with a variety of formal, static and dynamic principles, and contexts of use.

Courses:

In connection with the module, the following courses will be offered

  • Sculpture and Technology
  • Artistic and Academic Methodology

Other courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Materials - Form, Structure and Composition
  • Perception  Sketching Techniques

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective of the Module “Sculpture and Technology” is to introduce the students to basic problem subjects and solutions in relation to the creation and construction of artefacts, products and installations of sculptural and aesthetic quality.

During this module, students should acquire:

Basic knowledge about

  • physical artefacts, sculptures and sculptural installations
  • application of basic technology in connection with the production and use of artefacts
  • aesthetic and artistic means of expression, interaction of form and technology and choice of materials
  • methods and tools for the creation of an art project from idea to realization and evaluation

Skills

Skills in

  • identifying, formulating, and analyzing an artistic problem within the theme “sculpture and technology” and developing alternative concepts for a selected problem
  • describing and motivating choice of methods in connection with the production of sketches, models and prototypes
  • identifying, developing and describing artistic ideas and concepts, and the relations between form and technology, choice of materials and aesthetic expression
  • applying appropriate technologies and construction methods in connection with the production and use of artefacts.

Competences

Competencies in

  • describing and analyzing physical artefacts, sculptures and sculptural products
  • producing conceptual suggestions within the field of sculpture and technology
  • developing practical skills regarding design and realization of aesthetics and artistic projects
  • describing the completed product in texts, diagrams, drawings, and models
  • using texts, diagrams, drawings and models as means of documentation and communication in a project report, portfolio, etc.

Type of instruction

Project work in groups

Exam

Exams

Name of examSculpture and Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the students, the examiner and another examiner on the basis of the project report or portfolio prepared by the student(s) as well as the product created by the students. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.

Form of examination: b)
Hand in: individually or in groups.
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages per student (15 pages in the case of individual reports).
Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes for assessment and communication of grades per group, however, the duration of the examination is maximum 2 hours.
The assessment is made of the individual student based on the learning objective. The assessment must also be based on an overall evaluation of the project report, the presentation, the joint discussion and the individually oriented questions. In order for the examinee to pass the exam, all these aspects must be satisfactory. The project report is thus part of the overall basis for the assessment, and is not given an independent grade
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe written report, the product and the oral examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleSkulptur og teknologi
Module codeBAART20191
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
1. semester
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities