Ceramics: Space, Structure and Surface - SDES2405

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Downloadcourse outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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This course explores the personal and public contexts for ceramics, from the intimate character of domestic objects to the richness of pattern and scale in architecture. Lectures and studio workshops will introduce slip casting and press moulding processes, printed surface treatment, glazing and firing technologies to support your imaginative practice in the medium.

You will undertake assessable studio research tasks, workshop activities and practical projects to create singular and serial objects that connect the material and psychological aspects of space, applying a knowledge of digital technologies to augment traditional methods relevant to the studio and industry.

The course encourages cross disciplinary thinking and activity, situating ceramics within Art, Design and Media studies. It is one of two interrelated Year 2 core courses that contribute to a four-course specialist Ceramics 'stream'. It may also be taken as an elective if spaces are available.


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