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Courses -CUA51215 Diploma and CUV60211 Advanced Diploma

Joey Burns

Joey Burns-Wood fired tea set

Diploma level courses suit students with prior experience in the field of ceramics. A minimum standard of 158-29515V01 Ceramic foundation Basic skills and Techniques or equivalent should have been completed. Students who choose Diploma are ready to experience a learning environment with the greatest depth of content of any of our courses. Greater emphasis is given to technical aspects of ceramics such as clay, glaze and kiln theory. Students are encouraged to book, pack and fire their own kilns.

Combine specialized technical, creative and conceptual skills to develop your own ceramics practice. Students will be able to plan, design and realize a body of ceramic work using in-depth skills specific to ceramics technologies, materials and processes. Practice at this level is underpinned by a sound grasp of ceramics and broader art and design theory and history, as well as the ability to critically analyse and synthesize information from a range of sources. Communication around complex ideas is also encouraged. Upon completion of the Diploma students may articulate into the CUA60211 Advanced Diploma of Ceramics or work as sole practitioner or in organisations that design and produce ceramic objects. These include ceramic tableware studios, specialist tile manufacturers or makers of landscape and gardening items. The purpose of the work may be Sculptural or functional. –


Liz Cashmore

We expect to offer  CUA51215 Diploma on Wednesday and Thursday in 2019

2 days per week for 2 years Hours 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Classes commence Wednesday 06/02/19

Explore the Diploma Enrolment page

Cost -$5835 per year

Fee help is available for the Diploma with a Vet student loan


Johanna Hildebrandt

Johanna Hildebrandt

The CUV60211 Advanced Diploma will be offered again in 2019

2 days per week for 2 years Hours 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Days of the week on Mondays.

Link to Apply for the CUV60211 Advanced diploma course of study available soon.

Fee help is available for the Advanced Diploma

The aim of the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Ceramics) is to educate ceramicists who want to work as independent professional ceramics practitioners and who have a command of highly specialized technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge. These skills allow the artists to extend and refine their ceramics practice to a point where they are able to exhibit a substantial body of resolved work that expresses the creative vision of each individual.

Advanced Diploma students have generally completed the Ceramic Diploma CUA-51215. Within this course students set their own project proposal for development over the 2 year course. The student work proposal is timetabled to produce completed artworks for a commercial, group or solo exhibition at the conclusion of the course.

In 2015 the Advanced Diploma graduating exhibition was held at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Curated By Katherine Roberts “Metamorphosis” represented the culmination of 2 years of work.

View the Metamorphosis exhibition catalog to see the work MetamorphosisExhibition_Brochure_ManlyGallery_11.12.2015

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Maggie Paradysz

Please contact Chris James for further information.

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