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Ceramics: ideas from the body FFC213



A studio-based unit which introduces students to the making of figurative objects. The study explores the reasons for the re-emergence of the figurative genre in the Postmodern era. The human figure is central to developing ideas, meanings and appearances dealing with the satirical, heroic, irreverent, mythical, popular, political and ironic. Students are able to develop a number of skills in modelling, coil and slab building, extruding and press moulding. In addition, various ceramic surface treatments together with a range of firing techniques are practised.


Unit name Ceramics: ideas from the body
Unit code FFC213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Art
Teaching staff TBA
Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 100399

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  • Successful Completion of 25% of Intro units

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Teaching Pattern3 hrs weekly -- 1 hr lecture/demonstration, group critique/individual supervision (13 wks)
AssessmentAssessment Tasks: 2 projects worth 45% each (2 x 45%), Reflective Journal 10%
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