• 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
Glass Kiln Forming Introduction: Fundamentals for Contemporary Practice (ARTV1302)

This course introduces students to fundamental skills and contextual knowledge for working with kiln formed glass in a contemporary art and design context.

Students will learn methods for fusing and shaping glass in response to set projects. The course introduces ways of transforming glass through heating, cutting and constructing, as well as strategies to explore and realise creative works through craft production techniques. Students will learn the contextual underpinnings for glass in contemporary practice through lectures, seminar discussions, and contextual research. It forms part of the foundation for a professional glass practice, while supporting possibilities for the medium in broader visual arts and design contexts. Work health and safety (WHS) instruction is integrated throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. competently demonstrate a range of glass working skills and technologies;
  2. experiment with materials through speculative process enquiry;
  3. identify relationships between concepts and processes to evaluate and interpret creative works; and
  4. recall and debate the historical and theoretical contexts relevant to creative glass.

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 Heat and Gravity: Portfolio of studio work, photographic documentation and visual journal (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Project 2 Construct and Fabricate: Portfolio of studio work, photographic documentation and visual journal (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Project 3 Layered Space: Portfolio of studio work, photographic documentation and visual journal (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Contexutal Analysis and forum (500 words) (10) [LO 3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising demonstrations, supervised studio practice, lectures, seminar discussions, reviews and critiques; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice and contextual research (reading and writing).

Inherent Requirements


Prescribed Texts

Not applicable


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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