• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Glass Design: Developing an Original Inquiry in Glass Design (DESA3301)

This course empowers Design Arts students to explore their own thematic, technical and conceptual interests in Glass. Guided through the development of a self-directed work proposal, students extend their Designer maker skills and knowledge through technical demonstrations, hands-on short courses and advanced tutorials.  Students articulate their developing Design methodology and locate their own work within a contemporary Design context, assisted by integrated studio theory lectures, visiting artists talks, group discussions, tutorials and critiques.  Occupational health and safety instruction is integrated throughout the syllabus.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the processes, terminology, forms and materials for utilizing glass in a design based practice
  2. Apply skills and knowledge to the making of design based works
  3. Develop and evaluate design based concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively
  4. Work independently and/or collaboratively in the glass  workshop environment in response to design based project demands.
  5. Reflect on social, ethical, cultural, technological and environmental issues of design practice considering local and international perspectives.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]

and Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [LO 3, 5].

Feedback on work in progress is provided during class and at mid semester review session. Final assessment will be based on presented completed works, journals, tests and models.

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3-4 hours per week of contact include demonstrations, technical instruction, lectures, group discussions, tutorials and critiques. 6-8 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Design Arts and must have successfully completed DESA2205. (DESA2308 and DESA2309) or DESA2304 or DESA3001. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2305 or DESA3002 or ARTV2305 or ARTV3026 or ARTV3301.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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