- Code DESA2307
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Areas of interest Design Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course introduces Design Arts students to specialised hot glass working and finishing techniques. Design based assignments foster the acquisition of skills for glass blowing, including colour work, component making and relevant cold working, with an emphasis on the execution of multiples in response to design briefs. Informed by technical and contextual knowledge, projects encourage students to explore developing design concepts through material investigations. Integrated demonstrations, lectures, class discussions and critiques provide students with a broader understanding of hot shop based historical and contemporary practices in the areas of craft, design and visual arts.
This topic-based course alternates over two years (odd and even years). In odd years, the course focuses on historical precedents and projects and lectures interrogate the relevance of historical examples for a hot shop based design practice. In even years, the course explores current hot glass expression and projects and lectures examine hot glass based contemporary design practices. Workplace health and safety (WHS) instruction is integrated throughout the syllabus.
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:
- Competently utilise a range of specialised glass blowing and finishing skills in response to design-based tasks.
- Independently explore the potential of material/s through glass blowing and finishing processes.
- Demonstrate an analytical approach to exploring material and concepts for hot glass based design projects.
- Engage and explore historical or contemporary, and theoretical contexts relevant to design projects.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio 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 mins, max 1500 words, OR critique, 15 min (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4
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Workload130 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.
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