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AAD72207 - Ceramic Production (2018)

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Lismore Session 1, 3 Session 1, 3

Unit aim

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

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate competence in basic design principles and be able to apply them in the practice of the ceramics discipline
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
3 demonstrate an understanding of relevant terminology commonly used in the ceramics discipline
4 demonstrate an understanding of the synthesis between concept, design solution, process and ceramics production
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
6 possess the knowledge and ability to achieve safe working practices in the activities of the Ceramics studio.

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore (intensive)

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 6 hours x 3 days (2 weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

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

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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