Glass E (MSTD3521)


Students will, in conjunction with staff, develop individual proposals that extend areas of exploration relevant to their interest and appropriate level of practical skill. Emphasis is placed on developing theoretical and relevant skill towards realising set goals. Students are expected to present a body of work that is the realisation of this proposal. Students are introduced to business skills related to sustaining a visual arts/crafts practice. 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


Clements J & Pennings M. Cultural Theory & Crafts Practice. Craft Victoria, 1996.
Rowley S. Craft and Contemporary Theory. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1997.
Zimmer J (ed). Contemporary Craft Review. Craft Victoria, 1995.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge



THAP3441 and 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.