Ceramics Elective Introductory (MSTD7111)
UNIT OF STUDY
This elective unit in Ceramics provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative work. Throughout the semester students will, in consultation with an academic staff member, follow project-based curriculum addressing concepts, methodologies and technologies integral to contemporary Ceramics. Thematic approaches will be supported by technical introductions to handbuilding, wheelwork, surface treatments and kiln firing to encourage exploration with Ceramics methodologies. The elective provides for the development and enhancement of critical skills through group and individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects. This elective is suitable for those who have no or limited experience with the material and its technologies.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
Further unit of study information
Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 60 hours.
1x assessment task in week 4, 5 or 6 (20%) and 1x15 min oral examination of presentation of studio projects (80%) in week 15
Dormer P. The New Ceramics: Trends and Traditions.
Peterson S. The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
MSTD3511, MSTD2511, MSTD2512, MSTD3512
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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.