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. This course alternates over two years (even and odd years). Even years will explore overglaze decoration. Odd years will explore underglaze decoration.
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:
- 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.
- Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to ceramic projects.
Other InformationStudents may enrol in this course more than once. This course may be taken up to two times, if a different topic is taken each time, for a maximum of 12 units of credit. This course can only be counted once towards a major or minor.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1–4]
Journal/Documentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 4]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 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.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2824||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||N/A|