• 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

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.

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. Develop, research and evaluate concepts and processes thorough creative, critical and reflective thinking.
  2. Demonstrate a competent range of skills relevant to surface decoration in response to projects.
  3. Explore the potential of material/s used in the ceramics decoration process.
  4. Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to ceramic projects.

Other Information

Students 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 Assessment

Portfolio 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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Workload

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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2110.

Majors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Overglaze decoration
2824 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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