Glass C (MSTD2521)


The unit provides a studio-based approach to glass-working. Throughout this semester students will follow a project-based curriculum that encourages the development of critical and practical skills. Technical introductions are supported with thematic approaches encouraging exploration within studio glass, object making and design. A variety of glass-working activities are available for students to develop their skills, including: glass-blowing, cold-working, polishing and cutting, lathe-working, engraving, kiln-working, casting and mould-making, flame-working and glass-painting and sand-blasting.

Further unit of study information


Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 240 hrs.


1x assessment task in week 4, 5 or 6 (20%), 1x15min review with your academic advisor in week 7 and 1x15 min oral examination of presentation of studio projects (80%) in week 15


Ioannou N. Australian Studio Glass. Craftsman House, 1995.
Frantz S. Contemporary Glass. NY: Harry N Abrams Inc., 1989.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MSTD1111 and MSTD1112




THAP2641and one of (CATE2001 or CATE2003 or CATE2005 or CATE2007 or CATE2013)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.