Ceramics Design

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  • University Requirements:                                    20 Cr.Hrs.
  • General Field Requirements:                              24 Cr.Hrs.
  • Specialization Requirements:                             94 Cr. Hrs.
  • Specialization Requirements (Elective):            6 Cr. Hrs.

                                           Total:                                 144 Cr.Hrs.

**Practical Summer Internship (Summer Training):

Students must pass practical internship:

  • 1st (between the second & third level), Practical Internship
  • 2nd (between the third & fourth level), 4 weeks between each level

Ceramics design program offers students an opportunity to explore practices, and full range of processes and techniques of ceramics, to qualify them as designers who have an artistic and scientific background, innovative and creative skills, and an awareness of contemporary ideas for meeting the needs of community, and local and regional labor markets.

Knowledge & Understanding

– A detailed understanding and awareness of current developments in ceramic design and the networks within which it operates.

– Understand and know the material and technologies and the potential for designing and learning through making, to provide a creative work for the 21st century.

– Know the craft, manufacture and production, and so underpins the Studio Practice element including health and safety awareness.

– Understand the research, development and practice and the kind of analysis, evaluation and synthesis that help them to identify their critical position or attitude.

 Intellectual Skills

– Explore the versatility of clay as a creative and functional medium and Its classic characteristics, which can be developed into an almost infinite range of products and future contexts. That is the universal and unique, sustainable and enduring material, is being both one of the oldest and newest technologies.

– Address ceramic materials, glazes and computer-aided design, e.g. Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator as the continuing development of the ceramic design practice.

– Explore the methodologies and histories, theories of production and consumption, criticism and communication, purpose, and audience potential needs.

– Develop the work for different contexts, including indoor and outdoor installation design, tilework and tableware for restaurants.

– Initiate, develop and sustain ideas, analyses and critically evaluate information.

Practical Skills

– Demonstrate the proficiency in ceramic construction skills (handbuilding, slip-casting, mold-making,  and wheel-throwing) along with clay and glaze composition and effects of the firing sequence and kiln building.

– Apply the designs of ceramics in various environments (gallery, home, restaurant, architectural), including consideration of visual, functional, environmental and political aspects.

– Perfects the practical and CAD production skills such as industrial modelling, casting, moulding, throwing, decorating, glazing, drawing, printing, technology of 3D digital printing and firing and translating these explorations into creative work.

– Perfects studio practice with applied technology, contextual studies and personal and professional development to provide a critical framework for understanding, exploring and developing the personal and professional expression of design through the ceramic material (and where appropriate through other materials).

– Demonstrate visual and aesthetic awareness, solve problems and make decisions within set and self-initiated projects.

General Skills

– Present ideas and resolved outcomes through the informed selection and use of materials, techniques and processes.

– Critically evaluate the social, cultural and professional contexts within which ceramic design operates.

– Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences using visual, verbal and physical means.

– Work independently and collaboratively to initiate, manage and conclude projects within set timescales.

– Become a self-sufficient learner, and to able to enter the professional world and manage their subsequent career development.

This program offers designers/producers of Ceramic who demonstrate the proficiency in producing, design practice and art practice, cultural and criticism trend-spotting, commercial and broader design and working with both bespoke, batch and volume production.

The graduates can work as:

– Writers, critics, curators, arts administrators in ceramic galleries and museums

– Designers for industry.

– Many go on to study in prestigious graduate programs and teach in colleges/universities.

– Pottery and ceramic studio owner.

– Self-employed artist.

– In projects that engage with pressing social and environmental causes.

– Researcher in industry, in academia and in laboratories.