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Ceramic practice and theory 6 ( 12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Chris Headley

Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is the culmination of the ceramics undergraduate program, and provides a stimulating and supportive environment. Students continue to work autonomously within an individually approved program of study as lecturers encourage the self-motivation, self-appraisal and professional responsibility required of the practising artist. A coordinator supervises the program and gives guidance as it is required and at the request of the students. Students continue to critically appraise their work and consolidate all conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues that relate to the individual direction of their ceramics work.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, student should: 1. be able to demonstrate advanced skills and critical strategies in creativity, and be able to work independently with developed self-reliance; 2. be able to produce a coherent body of ceramic work with both high technical standards and theoretical credibility in the framework of contemporary critical discourse; 3. possess a strong faculty and methodology for critical inquiry, enabling them to question and discuss lucidly the issues relevant to current theory and practice in Ceramics and in broader art and design practice; 4. approach contemporary Ceramics practice and aesthetics with challenge and vigour, and be able to establish a personalised and informed discourse within the context of Ceramics practice; 5. achieve a professional presentation and documentation of works in the final submission of. their folio; 6. understand and practise the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Ceramics studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment with observance of the Occupational Health Safety and Environment regulations and policies of the studio.

Assessment: Folio of studio work: 100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester

Contact Hours: 24 hours per week, including 8 hours of taught studio and 16 hours of personal study and studio practice

Prerequisites: Either CER3115 or APA3105

Corequisites: OHS1000

Prohibitions: APA3106