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Unit description

Establishes student learning in the practice and theory of ceramics as a means of contemporary creative expression. This unit focuses on an initial level of competence within the ceramics discipline, while imparting a sound conceptual and technical basis for continuing study in ceramics. Students will develop skills in wheel throwing, slip casting and hand-building techniques to create individual forms.

Unit content

  • Introduction to materials and processes
  • Approach to form and making: hand-building, wheel and casting
  • Types of clay and firing technologies
  • Glaze technology
  • Occupational health and safety specific to this discipline

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Creative work40%
Creative work60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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