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CAEL2076: Light and Space, Glass in Art

2024 unit information

This unit examines conceptual and practical applications of glass in contemporary art and design. In studio research projects and presentations, understanding of glass as an everyday and cultural material is used to produce new forms and creative narratives. We explore a variety of processes, including kiln worked glass such as open face casting, fused and slumped glass, diamond cutting, polishing, lathe-working, engraving and glass joining. Your studio projects will combine sustainable, critical, and practical skills to develop and realise creative works. You can work exclusively with glass, glass components and other media and creative processes.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL2076
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points of 1000 level from CAVA or 12 credit points of 1000 level from CASF
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate understanding of glass in contemporary art: through a lens of; history of the glass, contemporary art practices, and relevant histories and theories that inform your own creative processes
  • LO2. communicate your ideas and those of others creatively and effectively
  • LO3. demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking in the development of your projects
  • LO4. engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives of studio glass and beyond to extend your creative practice
  • LO5. use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather information
  • LO6. critically evaluate information and apply to your own practice where appropriate.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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