• 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, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
Glass Design: Advanced Hot glass and Cold Working Process for Design Application (DESA2309)

This course focuses on the integration of Design-based concepts 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 in design applications. Integrated 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 design based tasks and self-directed projects
    2. Experiment with the application of concepts and processes towards design based outcomes
    3. Demonstrate an analytical and inventive approach to conceptualising design based solutions for realisation in the hot shop
    4. Critically engage with relevant 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 Design Arts and have successfully completed DESA2330 or DESA2307 or DESA2002. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2304 or DESA3001 or ARTV2304 or ARTV2004 or ARTV2316.



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    Student Contribution Band:
    Unit value:
    6 units

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    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2018 $2820
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2018 $4320
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