• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Ceramics: Moulding, Casting & Digital Technologies (ARTV2125)

This course introduces moulding, casting and model making as a means of developing and producing three-dimensional forms in clay. Students will be encouraged to explore ideas in relation to the articulation, replication and transformation of objects. The course spans a range of applications from moulding and casting associated with multiples and series (studio & industrial production) to casting one-off objects for sculptural outcomes. The impact of digital technologies on the manner in which ceramic artists and designers understand, develop, produce and replicate objects is examined.

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. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the processes, terminology, forms and materials of mould making technology.
    2. Apply appropriate skills and knowledge to the making of creative works.
    3. Develop and evaluate concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively.
    4. Work independently and/or collaboratively in a workshop environment in response to Ceramic project demands.
    5. Reflect on social, ethical, cultural, technological and environmental issues of creative practice considering local and international perspectives.

    Indicative Assessment

    Portfolio of studio work  (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1–5]  
    Journal/Documentation (20%)  [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5]
    Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

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    130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
    a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
    b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.


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

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    Student Contribution Band:
    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
    2020 $3120
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2020 $4800
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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