Ceramics (A/T/M)


students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This stream of units comes from the Visual Arts course and is for students wishing to specialise in Ceramics or do a Double Major in Visual Art using these extra units.

Course Information Video

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Art? (pdf, 110kb)

Workload expectation

All Visual Arts units have an emphasis on practical work with the inclusion of written analytical tasks and a visual diary.

Course patterns

Available as a Minor or Major.  Major-Minor or Double-Majors are possible for students combining unit with the Visual Arts stream.

Note: There are no pre-requisites. However, Exploring Ceramics is suggested as the first unit of study.

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1- Creativity in Visual Arts/Ceramics (1st year)

2

Unit 2- Narratives in Visual Arts /Ceramics (1st year)

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1- Creativity in Visual Arts/Ceramics (1st year)

2

Unit 2- Narratives in Visual Arts /Ceramics (1st year)

3

Unit 3- Innovation in Visual Arts/Ceramic (specialised 2nd year)

4

Unit 4- Entrepreneurship in Visual Arts /Ceramics (specialised 2nd year)

Unit descriptions

Unit 1- Creativity in Visual Arts/Ceramics (1st year)

Students learn about the creative process in Ceramics by critically and creatively analysing artworks. Experimenting with creative processes and developing technical proficiency to express their ideas through various conventions and forms. They understand that creativity in ceramics is the transformation of materials to convey ideas. Students apply their emerging creative skills , techniques and strategies to express their understanding of self and the world.

Unit 2- Narratives in Visual Arts /Ceramics (1st year)

Students learn about the artist as a storyteller. They explore representational and nonrepresentational art works and how these shape narratives. Through analysis of narratives in art works, students gain insights of how perspectives on the world are presented and how that affects reception of and responses to art works and artists. Students apply their theoretical and technical skills to create representational and non-representational art works that convey narratives and responses to narratives.

Unit 3- Innovation in Visual Arts/Ceramic (specialised 2nd year)

Students learn about innovative art practice and practitioners who break with codes and conventions. They explore their capacity to encompass innovations in technique, form, style, creation, digital platforms, and criticism through experimentation and problem-solving. Students apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to expand their arts practice and engage in ethical and aesthetic issues as artists and citizens.

Unit 4- Entrepreneurship in Visual Arts /Ceramics (specialised 2nd year)

Students learn about entrepreneurship and the interface between art and industry. They explore the tension between creative and commercial considerations. Students apply their understanding of entrepreneurship in the art industry to produce authentic art works for a range of purposes and audiences.