• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts

This course focuses on the integration of concept and processes in hot shop based projects. Demonstrations and course assignments introduce advanced hot glass techniques, while self-directed projects support individual approaches to developing innovative methodologies that incorporate hot glass working. Demonstrations, lectures, class discussions and critiques expand students' knowledge of hot glass applications in historical and contemporary practices in the fields of craft, design and visual arts. Workplace health and safety (WHS) instruction is integrated throughout the syllabus.

This topic-based course alternates over two years (odd and even years). In odd years, the course focuses on advanced colour applications and form. Even years will investigate pattern and assembly.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Competently utilise a range of intermediate and advanced glass blowing and finishing skills in response to set tasks
  2. Experiment while integrating concepts and processes through self directed projects
  3. Demonstrate an analytical and inventive approach to conceptualising objects for realisation in the hot shop
  4. Critically engage with historical and theoretical contexts as introduced through integrated glass studio theory.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual journals (sketchbooks) (80%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
Documentation (contextual research and technical notes) (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4
Studio theory presentation, 10 minutes OR critique, 15 minutes (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4


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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts and have successfully completed ARTV2003 or ARTV2303 or ARTV2314. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2304 or ARTV2004 or DESA2304 or DESA3001 or DESA2309.



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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
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Colour and Form
8509 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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