• 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

Students will learn the structure of glaze and the development of colour in a variety of glaze types and finishes. The development of the glaze and colour will be through various testing methodologies for example line blend, tri-axil blend, square blend & colour blends. The testing & development program will lead to the student developing their own palette of glazes. 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:

  1. competently utilise a range of skills relevant to Ceramic Glaze and Colour development in response to Workshop projects;
  2. explore the potential of material/s used in Ceramic Glaze and Colour projects;
  3. investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes in relation to Glazes and Colour; and
  4. engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to Ceramic projects

Other Information

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Glaze testing program & studio work (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Documentation (contextual research and technical notes) (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Studio theory presentation, 8 minutes, and submission of presentation (10) [LO 4]
  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. (null) [LO null]

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This course may be delivered in either semester mode or intensive mode:

Semester mode
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact: 4 hours of lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice per week for 12 weeks.
b) 82 hours of independent student practice (testing and firing) and research.

Intensive mode
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact: intensive classes held over a period of 3 weeks, comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice.
b) 82 hours of independent student practice (testing and firing) and research.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: ARTV2103, ARTV2003, DESA2002, DESA2103 or DESA2106.

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4484 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View

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