• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Gregory Daly
    • Joanne Searle
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    See Future Offerings

The course will introduce students to the field of ceramics through a series of practical projects. Areas to be investigated in Semester 1 will include hand building technique of using firm and soft slab construction, surface treatment using slip decoration and the use of glaze, and functional and non-functional form.   In Semester 2 areas to be investigated include basic wheelwork exploring functional forms and surface decoration with glaze.  Basic skill acquisition throughout the ceramic process will be expected. Throughout each project, students will be introduced to historical and theoretical contexts and relevant artists. Occupation Health and Safety instruction is included.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic techniques, processes and equipment in the discipline
  2. Begin to creatively explore materials
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of ceramics through the creation of a body of studio-based works/examples
  4. Reflect on issues related to the discipline

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [LOs 1 – 5]

Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%). [LOs 2, 4, 5]

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.

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Workload

4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.

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.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Hand Building
3744 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Wheel Work
8722 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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