• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Students will be introduced to the theories of both construction and firing knowledge of kilns. Practical demonstrations and student participation of various kilns focusing on firing atmospheres; including oxidisation, reduction, soda, wood, raku, gas, electric and reduced lustre. Students will undertake research into different kiln designs and construction.

This course alternates over two years (even and odd years). Even years will explore low temperature kilns & firing techniques. Odd years will explore high temperature kilns and firing techniques.

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Competently utilise a range of skills relevant to Ceramics in response to Workshop firing projects
  2. Explore the potential of material/s used in Ceramic projects
  3. Investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes relating to firing ceramics
  4. Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to Ceramic Workshop projects

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of work & practical record of kiln firings (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1–4]
Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation, 1000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 4]

Assessment will be based on the Rubric for this course. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
  • 52 hours of contact: lectures, tutorials, critiques, multiple kiln constructions and firings. These contact hours are held as intensive classes over a 2 week period.
  • 78 hours of independent studio practice and research.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2107

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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