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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate competence in basic design principles and be able to apply them in the practice of the ceramics disciplineCreativity
2demonstrate understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of the nature of various media, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an imaginative and engaging mannerCreativity
3demonstrate an understanding of relevant terminology commonly used in the ceramics disciplineIntellectual rigour
4demonstrate an understanding of the synthesis between concept, design solution, process and ceramics productionKnowledge of a discipline
5have formed a growing awareness of the contemporary and historical context of the chosen ceramics discipline and the role of the artist/designer in the communityIntellectual rigour
6possess the knowledge and ability to achieve safe working practices in the activities of the Ceramics studio. Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate competence in basic design principles and be able to apply them in the practice of the ceramics discipline
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. demonstrate understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of the nature of various media, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an imaginative and engaging manner
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. demonstrate an understanding of relevant terminology commonly used in the ceramics discipline
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the synthesis between concept, design solution, process and ceramics production
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. have formed a growing awareness of the contemporary and historical context of the chosen ceramics discipline and the role of the artist/designer in the community
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  6. possess the knowledge and ability to achieve safe working practices in the activities of the Ceramics studio.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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