Ceramics: Form and Context - SDES3404

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: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

L2 Ceramics Prerequisite

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course situates ceramics in the built environment and reconsiders its meaning and value within the complexity of urban infrastructure. Extending the dialogue that explores ceramics in an expanded field of art and design, you are encouraged to develop an imaginative, contextualised practice through innovative approaches to the medium applied in different professional settings.Topics include tableware and home ware design, architectural ceramics and public art.

Projects explore the expression of ideas through public awards and exhibitions that engage themes linking consumer psychology, social and environmental sustainability in the context of architecture, food, the gallery and the home. They facilitate the acquisition of higher level research, presentation and communications skills developed through visualisation, prototyping, documentation and specialised fabrication for ceramics and associated media.

This course extends a foundation in ceramic studio practice acquired in 2000 level Ceramics courses. Emphasising cross disciplinary thinking and activity the course connects specialist areas of ceramics practice across the fields of design, media arts and fine arts. It supports students who wish to pursue ceramics as either an integrated or specialist area of study. Assessment in this course includes practical studio projects, exercises, presentation and written reports.

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