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.
The ceramics studio 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.
First year is a mixture of interdisciplinary and studio-specific units of study. From second year on students undertake a 12-credit point ceramics studio major each semester. The major study is combined with a 3-credit point elective to enable you to further tailor your study to desired outcomes. You are also required to complete 3-credit point studio theory in object art and design and a 6-credit point theoretical enquiry unit each semester.
Ceramics graduates become practicing artists, including sculptors, ceramicists, glassmakers, jewellers and object designers. They also establish careers in a wide range of art, design and culture related fields including: art education, arts administration, arts writing, curating, set and exhibition design, public art and product design.
Further study for major
Eligible students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) or postgraduate coursework study in studio art. Honours graduates are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research.