• 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
  • Course convener
    • Roderick Bamford
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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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.  

    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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    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2023 $3660
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2023 $5100
    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
    4441 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View

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