Glass seeks to generate self-motivated and critically informed artists, craftspeople and designers who utilise glass as a medium to express their ideas.
The glass studio will expose you to a diversity of approaches in utilising glass and it?s unique qualities. The aims of the studio are: to ground you in the historical aspects of the material; to encourage the development of the necessary skills for working the material in a wide range of applications; to cultivate a contemporary dialogue of issues informing practice, to promote individual exploration within and between media and to assist and provide you with the necessary skills for working as professional artist. Processes are explored including glass blowing and hot sculpting, glass fusing and slumping, coldworking, flameworking, architectural glass and installation, glass design and production for artists and lighting design.
No prior experience with glass is required to be eligible to study in the glass studio.
First year is a mixture of interdisciplinary and studio-specific units of study. From second year on students undertake a 12-credit point glass studio major each semester. The major study is combined with a 3-credit point elective to enable you to further tailor your study to desired outcomes. You are also required to complete 3-credit point studio theory in object art and design and a 6-credit point theoretical enquiry unit each semester.
Glass graduates become practicing artists, including sculptors, ceramicists, glassmakers, jewellers and object designers. They also establish careers in a wide range of art, design and culture related fields including: art education, arts administration, arts writing, curating, set and exhibition design, public art and product design.
Further study for major
Eligible students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) or postgraduate coursework study in studio art. Honours graduates are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research.