Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)
Prato T3-58 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: In each Ceramics 4B unit students become more responsible for the delivery of their major study program, with emphasis placed on increasingly independent investigation, and the further development of the creative and expressive potential inherent in students' work. This, combined with staff consultation, continues to determine students' focuses for future Ceramics studio work. Self-motivated practice and research through which students articulate their conceptual and expressive strengths is increasingly utilised. Studio practice is less exploratory and with better grasp of theoretical issues relevant to students' practices.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, student should: 1. have further extended both their skills in art making and their vocabulary of materials and Ceramics studio processes; 2. be more able to select and develop a methodology for realizing a self-directed practice, and be more committed to rigorous work practice; 3. have further developed levels of experimentation and investigation within their work, moving towards a focus on specific themes and technologies; 4. have further developed their own technical, iconographic and conceptual concerns, and have a greater understanding of the critical, conceptual and theoretical issues surrounding contemporary Ceramics; 5. demonstrate an advanced capability for managing a project from initial idea, to presentation of the finished work; 6. have developed a increased capacity for the constructive appraisal of their own work, and that of others, and be able to articulate this through oral presentations and written documentation; 7. have increased understanding and practice 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.
Assessment: Folio of studio work: 100% of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester
Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and 8 hours of personal study and studio practice