In this course, students will investigate the relationships between surface and form in ceramic objects by exploring a range of approaches to the decoration of objects, the processes and technologies concerned, and their contribution to expressing ideas. Through project-based explorations, students will create a unique body of work with a focus on developing skills and knowledge of graphic and textural surface treatment in relation to the transformation of three dimensional ideas. Self-direction is emphasized in the development of skills that investigate, ideate and execute solutions. Students are expected to evidence substantial research, sophistication of design ideas and planning.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- develop, research and evaluate concepts and processes thorough creative, critical and reflective thinking;
- demonstrate a competent range of skills relevant to surface decoration in response to projects;
- explore the potential of material/s used in the ceramics decoration process; and
- engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to ceramic projects.
School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio of studio work (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Journal/Documentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress. (null) [LO null]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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