Ceramics - Kiln Management Skill Set

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Learn the art of kiln management, firing and Raku

Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment, or an art teacher/technician wanting to complete some professional development in a ceramics studio environment, this skill set will extend the scope of your current techniques and help you ensure safe creative practice.

North Metropolitan TAFE is the only higher learning institution with formal qualifications in ceramics in WA. We have dedicated facilities and world-renowned ceramicists as lecturers

You will cover the safety aspects and management of using a kiln, as well as firing and Raku training.

To be able to make the most of the techniques and skills covered in these ceramics extension skill sets you will need to provide evidence of one of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of Certificate IV in Visual Arts unit - CUACER401 - Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics 
  • Participation in North Metropolitan TAFE's leisure Ceramics courses for 1 year continuously or attendance at lifestyle courses at an art centre for at least 3 years
  • Employment as an Art Teacher at a school/art centre with at least 2 years of ceramics teaching experience
  • A Bachelor or Associate Degree in Fine Art with demonstrated ceramics practice for at least 3 years
  • Demonstrated experience in producing high level ceramics art pieces through your own practice

To be able to make the most of the techniques and skills covered in these ceramics extension skill sets you will need to provide evidence of one of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the unit from the Certificate IV in Visual Arts course
    "CUACER401 - Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics" 
  • Participation in North Metropolitan TAFE's leisure Ceramics courses for 1 year continuously or attendance at lifestyle courses at an art centre for at least 3 years
  • Employment as an Art Teacher at a school/art centre with at least 2 years of ceramics teaching experience
  • A Bachelor of Fine Art or Associate Degree in Fine Art with demonstrated ceramics practice for at least 3 years
  • Demonstrated experience in producing high level ceramics art pieces through your own practice

Start date
The next intake for this course will be in Semester 2, 2021

Timetable
5:00pm - 6:00pm every Tuesday

This course may not lead to a specific job outcome, however if you are a self-practicing artist, will be able to run a kiln. If you are a teacher or a technician, working in the field of ceramics, it will give you formal qualifications to manage kilns.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

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Semester 2, 2021

Perth - On Campus 20 July Start

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Perth
How On Campus 20 July Start
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $318.45 $230.00 $548.45
Concession $95.70 $230.00 $325.70

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

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