Campus Møllendal at UiB.
Mål og innhald
This is one of four medium and method based modules that students must choose from.
During this course you will be introduced to the initial technical information to begin working with clay with an experimental focus. The goal of the workshop is not to make finished works; rather to create an understanding of and connection to the material and its possibilities.
We will investigate the potential of the material in its different stages (powder, liquid, plastic, dry, fired) for a host of purposes and expressions though a collection of individual and group tasks, experiments, techniques and questionings.
The course is structured to gradually develop a holistic understanding (basic/basis for future working) of what clay is, some surface treatments, coupled with an introduction to constructing with clay and equipment. There will also be an introduction to using plaster to make simple moulds. This will all be done with an emphasis on thinking through doing and hands on material responsiveness, via group and individual experimenting and finding your own route/ relationship with the material.
Failing and learning as a symbiotic relationship is encouraged. Historical and conceptual material will be a focus for group discussion/investigation and workshop will include individual and group tutorials.
- Broad knowledge of key principles and theories of textile of ceramic and clay practices, especially in building form and material knowledge.
- Broad contextual awareness of professional and research developments in the field.
- The student has basic knowledge of the history and traditions of the field of ceramics and clay.
- Understanding of a range of practical approaches, techniques and tools that might be relevant to personal project ideas.
- Awareness of sources of information, and how to employ these in updating personal knowledge and understanding.
- Understanding of clay and ceramics processes.
- To understand materiality.
- Able to transfer material comeptence.
Krav til forkunnskapar
Krav til studierett
Master`s students in Fine Art can apply for admission to this module, but bachelor's students are prioritized.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
This course requires work in the ceramics workshop, where the student will be introduced to various techniques, methods and HSE requirements. Furthermore, teaching methods such as presentations, lectures and group discussions will be used. Self-directed work processes with mass training are emphasized.
Dette emnet vil forutsette arbeid i keramikkverkstedet, hvor studenten vil bli introdusert for ulike teknikker, metoder og HMS-krav. Videre vil undervisningsformer slik som presentasjoner, forelesninger og gruppesamtaler benyttes. Selvstyre arbeidsprosesser med mengdetrening vektlegges.
Oral presentation(s), either individual or in a group learning enviroment (max. 20 min).
(Compulsory assignment and attandance must be approved for the student to enter the exam)
A summative "portfolio" of practical course work.
Passed / Not passed.
Bestått / ikkje bestått.
The module is evaluated every third year in accordance with UiB's Quality System.
Programstyret har ansvar for fagleg innhald og oppbygging av studiet og for kvaliteten på studieprogrammet med emner.
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design holds the administrative responsibility for the module and studyprogram.
Study Adviser can be contacted here: firstname.lastname@example.org or 55587300
Vurderingsordning: Oppsummerande portfolio