6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Admission to a Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture course or permission.
APA1301 or APA1311 or APA1407 or APA1412 or APA1413
This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of glass as a means of contemporary creative expression. It focuses on the acquisition of skill in a number of techniques, including sandblasting, engraving, glass fusing and slumping and molten glass sand casting. Students will be made aware of contemporary fine art practice and multi-disciplinary approaches which include glass media. Students will engage with the unique visual properties of this medium.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Understand a variety of production methods used in the glass studio environment, appreciating the nature of various glass processes, their properties and uses;
- Discuss their work within a theoretical and historical rationale;
- Initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions that show an awareness of the contemporary use and context of Glass as a medium;
- Analyse and review the application of glass processes they have learnt in relation to many disciplines;
- Consolidate understanding of the position and application of processed based media in the boarder artist/designer community;
- Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.
100% in-semester assessment
12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study and studio practice.
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