Ceramics E (MSTD3511)


In this unit the focus is on student-initiated studio work in consultation with staff. Students develop projects and select methods and technologies suitable for their individual programs and extend and develop new skills. Emphasis is placed on imaginative problem solving, development of a personal language, and conceptual and critical skill development. Students will engage with the research, development and fine-tuning of ideas, design and use of appropriate technologies. Students may choose to combine ceramics with other media through individual initiative or minor studies.

Further unit of study information


Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 240 hrs.


1x assessment task in week 4, 5 or 6 (20%), 1x15min review with your academic advisor in week 7 and 1x15 min oral examination of presentation of studio projects (80%) in week 15


It is expected that students read national and international periodicals, research ideas related to the student's area of interest, as well as accessing appropriate technical information.
American Ceramics.
Ceramics: Art and Perception.
Pottery in Australia.
Studio Potter.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge



THAP3441 and one of (CATE2001 or CATE2003 or CATE2005 or CATE2007 or CATE2013)

Study this unit outside a degree

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.