Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sary Zananiri


This unit introduces students to varied techniques of sculpting with glass. Working from clay and wax originals glass is cast into hand built refractory moulds, fired in a kiln and then polished. These processes allow the transference of original and found objects to be re-contextualised into glass. Students will explore the unique optical and material properties of the medium and will acquire an understanding to contemporary approaches. Projects are conceptually based and can incorporate a multi-media approach.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. apply the complex processes involved in casting glass including wax working, clay forming, mould making and polishing;
  2. demonstrate perceptual skills and critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal visual language;
  3. conceptualise, plan and produce work in relation to historical and contemporary art practices;
  4. discuss, reflect on and critique work through well-researched class presentations;
  5. develop a questioning awareness of aesthetic and technical theories and the skills related to their visual production;
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


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

Workload requirements

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

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Chief examiner(s)


Students in the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture must have achieved 48 credit points of study in the faculty. Students outside of the Faculty must complete GLS1211 or GLS1231.



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