• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course introduces principles and processes for kiln casting of glass. Techniques for mould making, casting and cold finishing are taught. Set projects are aimed at developing the student's ability to work the material, as well as integrate thematic ideas within a developing practice. Lectures and group discussions assist students to develop an informed understanding of artists and designers within the field, as well as locate their developing works within the broader field of craft, design and visual arts practice. The course is designed to accommodate learning for students with different levels of experience. Work health and safety (WHS) instruction is integrated throughout the syllabus.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. competently utilise a range of glass kiln casting processes and cold working techniques in response to set tasks and self-directed projects;
  2. critically reflect upon and independently explore processes introduced;
  3. investigate the relationships between contextual research and successfully apply this to material investigation; and
  4. demonstrate reflective awareness within the field of contemporary glass practice and links to other creative production relevant to their own developing practice.

Other Information

School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Project 1: Portfolio and visual journal (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Project 2: Porfolio and visual journal (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Contextual support, 500 words (10) [LO 4]
  4. Studio theory presentation, 15 minutes (10) [LO 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.

This course can also be delivered in an intensive format:

a) 48 hours of contact over 3 weeks.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed at least 6 units of either Design (DESN) courses or Visual Arts (ARTV) courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2306.

Prescribed Texts

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Preliminary Reading



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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $3780
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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