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Glass practice and theory 1A ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Nick Wirdnam

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of glass as a means of contemporary creative expression. It focuses on raising awareness of and providing the means to achieve an initial level of competence within the glass discipline, while imparting a sound conceptual and technical basis for continuing study in that discipline. The safe handling of materials and equipment is emphasised as an essential part of all studio practice.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.demonstrate competence in basic design principles and be able to apply them in the practice of the Glass discipline; 2.understand a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of the nature of various mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an imaginative and engaging manner; 3.have formed an understanding of relevant terminology commonly used in the Glass discipline; they can initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of choice; 5.demonstrate an understanding of the synthesis between concept, design solution, process and Glass production; able to present their work to an audience with theoretical and historical rationale; 7.have an appreciation and understanding of the required organisation and management of individual workspaces and consideration of others in the studio environment; 8.have formed a growing awareness of the contemporary and historical context of the Glass discipline and the role of the artist/designer in the community; 9.possess the knowledge and ability to achieve safe working practices in the activities of the Glass studio.

Assessment: Folio of studio work:100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to an Art & Design course or permission.

Corequisites: OHS1000

Prohibitions: APA1301 or APA1311 or APA1407 or APA1412 or APA1413