• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Creative Arts
  • Major code CERM-MAJ

The Ceramics major equips students with skills and knowledge relating to the materials and processes of the discipline, from the sculptural to the functional and from technical to expressive. Students study a broad range of ceramic processes, clay forming and decorating methods. With active academic staff and excellent technical facilities, the Ceramic workshop provides an excellent study environment. Courses are led through small group teaching including presentations and seminars, with independent supervision for studio practice and research. Creative and innovative approaches to ceramics based on a thorough technical understanding of the medium and knowledge of the historical and contemporary context are presented. Concept, ideas and design development parallels technical training, allowing students to develop individual approaches.

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.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an understanding and application of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in ceramic art making;
  2. realise artefacts and forms of creative expression;
  3. develop and evaluate concepts and technological processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively;
  4. work independently and collaboratively in a workshop environment in response to project demands; and
  5. apply workplace health and safety (WHS) regulations and principles within a workshop environment.
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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level

A minimum of 12 units of courses at 3000 level


30 units from the completion of the following compulsory course(s):

ARTV1101 - Ceramics: Introduction to Clay Forming and Technology (6 units)

ARTV3028 - Developing a Contemporary Craft Practice (6 units)

ARTV3029 - Resolving a Body of Original Contemporary Craft Work (6 units)

ARTV2060 - Contexts of Making: Globalisation and Change (6 units)

ARTV2061 - Contexts of Making: Materiality and Value (6 units)

18 units from the completion of ceramics studio courses from the following list:

ARTV1102 - Ceramics: Throwing & Surface Decoration (6 units)

ARTV2117 - Ceramics: Glaze & Colour Development (6 units)

ARTV2119 - Ceramics: Experimental Methods and Meanings (6 units)

ARTV2120 - Ceramics: Designing for the Table and Home (6 units)

ARTV2124 - Ceramics: Surface, Form and Connectivity (6 units)

ARTV2125 - Ceramics: Moulding, Casting & Digital Technologies (6 units)


This major is only available to students undertaking the Bachelor of Visual Arts. 

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.

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list


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48 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTV1101 Ceramics: Introduction to Clay Forming and Technology 6
ARTV1102 Ceramics: Throwing & Surface Decoration 6
ARTV2119 Ceramics: Experimental Methods and Meanings 6
ARTV2120 Ceramics: Designing for the Table and Home 6
ARTV2124 Ceramics: Surface, Form and Connectivity 6
ARTV2125 Ceramics: Moulding, Casting & Digital Technologies 6
ARTV3028 Developing a Contemporary Craft Practice 6
ARTV3029 Resolving a Body of Original Contemporary Craft Work 6
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