Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Sculptural Ceramics 238314/3027/2324/1/78
Study guide

Sculptural Ceramics 2

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 2
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    Choice package:
    • Atelier beeldhouwkunst 2
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    Choice package:
    • Studio Sculpture 2
  • Bridging Programme Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Atelier beeldhouwkunst 2
  • Preparatory Programme Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Atelier beeldhouwkunst 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Marechal Jan
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

The student knows the possibilities and main characteristics of ceramic clays.
Students know the different construction techniques of the ceramic process.
Students are familiar with the drying and firing process.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student can apply the ceramic process artistically.

Course content

The student models in a ceramic way.

The student practises the basics of composition principles with construction and reproduction techniques in function of his/her own work.

The student develops plasticity, works on the sculptural wall, texture and incidence of light and searches for individuality in the ceramic process.

The student investigates the properties and limitations of types of clay and porcelain. The student studies the influence of the drying and firing process in function of artistic expression.

The basic principles of the ceramic kiln are discussed.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Sketch- and notebook, various drawing materials, Visit Museum & Art shows

Syllabus: technical info sheets published by European Ceramic Work Centre, The Netherlands: The clay body; The drying process; The firing process; The Kiln

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis52,00 hours
  • Remark: The student is individually supervised, assessed and evaluated in the studio. This means that participation in the lessons and in the studio are necessary.
Work time outside of contact hours38,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00

Evaluation (text)

Continuous evaluation based on various presentation and control moments during the academic year, concluded with an end evaluation at the end of the academic year.