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
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Professor Callum Morton


This unit provides a rigorous program to broaden students awareness of conceptual approaches to Glass Blowing and sculpting with molten glass. Continued research and skill development will foster the acquisition of a personal visual language, utilising the unique optical and material qualities of glass. Students will create projects with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. apply skills in sculpting with molten glass in conjunction with further developing Glass Blowing Skills;
  2. work collaboratively in facilitating visual outcomes and the development of projects;
  3. conceptually explore the unique optical and material qualities of glass and its application to contemporary practice;
  4. discuss, reflect on and critique their work and concepts with their peers through well-researched class presentations.;
  5. analyse and develop a deeper understanding of glass media utilised by contemporary Fine Art practitioners;
  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 4 hours of taught studio and 8 hours of personal study and studio practice.

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Chief examiner(s)


OHS1000 and either GLS1231 or GLS1242 or VIS1112 OR APA1312


APA2303 or APA2411