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Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Ceramics

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Overview About this course

Create two personally designed, completed ceramic works to take home. Learn techniques and processes including handbuilding, surface treatment methods, bisque and glaze firing. You may be surprised at how much you can achieve in this short course.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply handforming techniques to make sculptural and functional forms

  • Handle ceramic work and structures safely throughout the creative process

  • Apply ceramic design elements and learn basic kiln firing principles

  • Consider cultural, historical and contemporary examples of ceramic work

  • Document the development of your work

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Specialist skills to create clay sculptural and functional forms

  • A pathway to further study in ceramics or visual arts

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A visual diary and two finalised ceramics pieces completed during the course.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in exploring the clay medium

  • An interest in using your hands to make objects and don’t mind getting messy

  • The ability to supply your own Personal Protective Equipment such as enclosed shoes, apron, dust masks and gloves

  • An awareness that this course may be physically demanding on your back

  • The ability to supply ceramic materials.

  • Basic literacy and numeracy equivalent to a Year 10 level and above

  • Basic computer skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: ceramicist with the Diploma of Ceramics , visual artist with the Diploma of Visual Arts and junior graphic designer with the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Ceramics does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Document the creative work progress CUAPPR312

  • Produce creative work CUAPPR311

  • Produce ceramic works CUACER311

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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