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Ceramics - Refine Ceramics Skill Set

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Develop the range and breadth of your ceramics techniques and treatments

Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment in this art form, 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 practice. A skill set for throwers, it focuses on designing and making a range of forms with special attention being paid to developing and expanding your techniques and skills on the potter's wheel. 

This skill set will take your ceramics to the next level with detailed instruction on the design and methods for making creative adaptations of the array of traditional functional forms, both large and small. The skill set encompasses a range of creative opportunities for new forms and methods. 

North Metropolitan TAFE is the only learning institution with formal qualifications in ceramics in WA.
Situated in Northbridge, we have comprehensive purpose-built facilities with dedicated Ceramics studios and workshops.

To make the most of the techniques and skills covered in this skill sets you will need to provide evidence such as a photograph/s that demonstrate you can already throw to a moderate standard.

If you can throw a cylinder to a height of 150mm with reasonable consistency, this is the course for you.

The next intake for this course will be in Semester 2, 2022.

Classes will run twice a week, two hours per session for 17 weeks.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

This skill set covers two units from the Diploma of Visual Arts.

  • CUACER511 Refine ceramics techniques
  • CUACER513 Refine throwing techniques

This course will run subject to enrolment numbers. If you submit an expression of interest, this will be processed once dates are confirmed. If the course doesn't run your details will be kept to be notified of the next available intake.

This course may not lead to a specific job outcome, but if you are a self-practicing artist or a teacher -  this skill set will enhance your skills and if you are a technician working in the field of ceramics will give you formal qualifications in the use of refining techniques.

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Semester 2, 2022

Perth - On Campus

Duration 17 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $665.85 $430.00 $1,095.85

*Fee disclaimers

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

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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