Course Title: Architectural Ceramics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Architectural Ceramics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Chris Sanders

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3865

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 4.A.1

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides an overview of Architectural Ceramics from a historical and contemporary perspective. Ceramics, in an architectural context, has very strong social and cultural links with architecture, design craft guilds, and the fine arts. As such, this subject will engage and enrich any student with an interest in any of these areas.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will gain a broad understanding of the application of ceramics both as a material for construction and applied design, within a range of social and cultural contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is both lecture and tutorial based.
The lecture series will be a combination of seminar, slide, practical demonstration, class exercises, and excursions. Students will be required to participate in learning activities through individual research and class presentations, as well as practical exercises, to gain an in depth understanding of the subject.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be required to access library and online resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will comprise two assignments:
1. A class diary sustained throughout the semester.
2. A 10 – 12 minute ‘PowerPoint’ or data projection presentation, accompanied by a 500 – 100 word essay, including bibliography, based on a specific topic relating to course material and negotiated with the lecturer.