Investigating Clay (CAEL5037)


This postgraduate elective unit of study in Ceramics provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative work. At the beginning of each semester you will follow either a project-based curriculum, or develop an individual work proposal in consultation with an academic staff member. Your creative development will be supported by access to academic staff consultations. These consultations focus on the conceptual, creative and technical aspects of your elective work. The elective provides for the development and enhancement of critical skills through individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects and/or individual work. You are expected to produce a body of work for review at regular intervals during the semester.

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1x3-hour studio class/week


research folio (10%) and thematic project (40%) and self-directed project (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.