Glass seeks to generate self-motivated and critically informed artists, craftspeople and designers who utilise glass as a medium to express their ideas.
Study in this area is structured to expose you to a diversity of approaches in utilising glass and its unique qualities. The aims of the glass 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 a professional artist. Processes explored include glass blowing and hot sculpting, glass fusing and slumping, coldworking, flameworking, architectural glass and installation, glass design and production for artists and lighting design.
The Master of Studio Art is a professional development course for visual artists designed to provide conceptual and technical skills to consolidate and extend their contemporary art or design practice. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their ability to undertake advanced art practice and coursework.
Over the period of the Master of Studio Art course, you will develop a studio project for examination. Weekly art practice group seminars, history and theory of art practice units and regular individual studio tutorials are scheduled each semester to enhance your studio practice. You will also choose two elective units of study in the course from a full range of postgraduate electives offered by SCA. The electives are intended as either an introduction to, or the development of, a skills base according to your individual needs.
The capstone experience in the Master of Studio Art includes rationale development, exhibition in a Degree Show and formal oral examination of a student's creative work.
Master of Studio Art graduates produce a body of artwork based on their studio project proposal. Graduates gain professional development and studio based methodologies appropriate to professional contemporary visual arts practice.
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