Ceramics embraces a wide range of approaches to the medium of clay and encourages individual expression within the medium and across a variety of media.

Ceramics encourages you to explore and expand your understanding of contemporary cultural and historical issues. If you are interested in becoming a practicing artist you can develop conceptual approaches to sculptural and installation work. If you are interested in becoming a designer/maker of one-off, production work or architectural collaborations, you will be encouraged to develop design skills, including the use of CAD/CAM, as well as more traditional production skills such as throwing, mould making and casting.

Assumed knowledge

The Master of Studio Art is a professional development course for visual artists designed to provide conceptual and technical skills to consolidate and extend their contemporary art or design practice. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their ability to undertake advanced art practice and coursework.

Study plan

Over the period of the Master of Studio Art course, you will develop a studio project for examination. Weekly art practice group seminars, history and theory of art practice units and regular individual studio tutorials are scheduled each semester to enhance your studio practice. You will also choose two elective units of study in the course from a full range of postgraduate electives offered by SCA. The electives are intended as either an introduction to, or the development of, a skills base according to your individual needs.

Capstone specialisation

The capstone experience in the Master of Studio Art includes rationale development, exhibition in a Degree Show and formal oral examination of a student's creative work.

Graduate opportunities

Master of Studio Art graduates produce a body of artwork based on their studio project proposal. Graduates gain professional development and studio based methodologies appropriate to professional contemporary visual arts practice..


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