Courses & Units

Introduction to 3D Fabrication (Metal, Wood, Casting) FSF102




INTRO TO 3D FABRICATION emphasises hands-on experience, and guides you through a suite of technical skills specific to the wood, metal and sculpture workshops.

Set projects and demonstrations will introduce you to a range of wood, metal and sculpture techniques including: timber machining, jointing, glues and finishes; metal welding, grinding, shaping, forming and simple structure design; basic silicone mould-making and resin casting.

INTRO TO 3D FABRICATION includes a comprehensive induction to the safe use of wood and metal workshop machinery, hand tools and casting processes.

The practical components of this unit will be supported by relevant examples of contemporary art and design.

INTRO TO 3D FABRICATION is designed to facilitate your capacity for thinking through making, and the skills acquired can be further applied across diverse studio and workshop contexts.


Unit name Introduction to 3D Fabrication (Metal, Wood, Casting)
Unit code FSF102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts

Teaching staff

Phillip Blacklow, Stuart Houghton and Ian Munday

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,363.00 100305

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Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly sessions that comprise of technical workshops, demonstrations and individual consultation.

There is an expectation of at least an additional 3 hrs independent practical work in the workshop weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).


3 set tasks examined at the end of each 4-week module:

  • Wood 35%
  • Metal 35%
  • Casting 30%
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