Glass F (MSTD3522)


The unit provides a studio-based approach to glass-working. Students will, in conjunction with staff, develop individual proposals that continue to expand areas of exploration relevant to their interest and appropriate level of practical skill. Emphasis is placed on developing theoretical and relevant skills towards realising set goals. Students are expected to present a body of work that realises these goals. The body of work is expected to be cohesive and demonstrate competence in critical and technical terms. 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. This semester culminates in the professional presentation and documentation of this work in the end-of-year exhibition; therefore, skills are developed this semester that extend on the professional presentation and finishing of objects in glass and other materials.

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


Rowley S. Craft and Contemporary Theory. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1997.
Frantz S. Contemporary Glass. NY: Harry N Abrams Inc., 1989.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge



THAP3442 and one of (CATE2002 or CATE2004 or CATE2006 or CATE2008 or CATE2012)

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.