The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course fosters the conceptual and practical development of creative work in ceramic art. Through set projects, students will build their knowledge of ceramic materials and finishing techniques in relation to the broader framework of contemporary art practice. Emphasis is placed on the experimental use of clay building methods, surface treatments and firing techniques.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3360. Students who have successfully completed AART3360 are not eligible to enrol in AART2360.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate technical knowledge and practical skills in producing ceramic art works;

2. Approach ceramic art making experimentally;

3. Use ceramic techniques as a means of conceptual artistic expression;

4. Develop visual research material and a knowledge of contemporary ceramic art practice.


Topics may include:

  • Forming and joining techniques;
  • Firing;
  • Clay and glaze technology;
  • Use of ceramic equipment;
  • Contemporary and historical ceramic research;
  • Project documentation;
  • Health and safety.


to enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level. If you have successfully completed AART3360 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Journal: Journal - 20%

Project: Project 1 Studio Output - 30%

Project: Project 2 Studio Output - 50%

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term