GLS2223 - Contemporary blown and sculpted glass - 2019

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.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Terri Bird


Dr Terri Bird

Not offered in 2019


OHS1000 and either GLS1231Not offered in 2019 or GLS1242 or VIS1112 OR APA1312


APA2303 or APA2411


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  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.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study and studio practice.

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