Capstone Project (Ceramics)
The Capstone module provides the learners with the opportunity to develop their own unique area of specialisation; showcasing their skills in wheel-thrown techniques, ceramic production, functional product design, and innovation. The Capstone project draws on a wide range of skills, including creative, critical, and strategic thinking, effective communication, problem-solving and research analysis through diverse learning approaches and perspectives. Learners will deepen their sense of social and ethical responsibilities as they mobilise their knowledge while engaging professionally with their peers and lecturers. It is an opportunity for the learner to show the depth of their knowledge and its application through the creation of a portfolio of work. This module will be the driving force behind all other modules in this programme and will culminate in a public graduate exhibition.
The final year project will provide learners with an opportunity to undertake a substantial, individual ceramic design and production project and take responsibility for a full project life cycle. It will enable learners to consolidate and further develop their chosen area of study, and integrate knowledge and skills acquired from other modules. They will have the opportunity to demonstrate a high level of craftsmanship in the ceramic medium and to develop further their practical skills in traditional and contemporary techniques and design.
- Development of a schedule of work following the completion of design and prototyping phase.
- Demonstration of a professional level of expertise in the development of a final practical project.
- Demonstration of creativity and innovation in the creation of a portfolio of work.
- Critical evaluation of one’s work through reflection, and peer review.
- Participation in a public exhibition of work.
Demonstrate creativity and innovation during development of capstone project.
Design an engaging public display of work.
Work individually and demonstrate independent learning.
Plan, undertake and document a substantial portfolio of work to a professional standard.
Develop media and assets to a professional standard.
Critical self-analysis of own progress and development decisions.
Demonstrate efficient project management tools and structures.
Make connections between abstract concepts with real-world applications drawing on technical and academic research findings.
Utilize prior knowledge, independent research, published information, and original ideas in addressing problems and generating solutions in the creation of a ceramic body of work.