Gray's School of Art

Glass Fusing and Slumping

Short Course - Intermediate

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Glass Fusing and Slumping Intermediate
This course offers you the opportunity to further explore the processes you have previously used which include mould making, fusing and slumping.

It offers you the change to develop your understanding of glass.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
4 Oct - 22 Nov 2019
Semester Two:
10 Jan - 28 Feb 2020
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
7.00pm - 9.30pm

You will develop your own personal knowledge of fusing and slumping, and the different temperatures required by working on personalised projects to grow your own understanding of glass, techniques and processes. 

This will help in your understanding of the glass process and your own personal development. 

You will be encouraged to develop your design understanding through personalised projects, towards the production of small-scale glass pieces and you are encouraged to keep a sketchbook, which reflects your personal practice, logs investigations, individual interests and the work of other artists.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Tools for cutting glass, linisher and sandblaster will be provided. All glass is also  provided for the first semester as well as materials for different types of mould making.

Footwear: the class will be held in the jewellery workshop. Students will need to wear appropriate footwear: no sandals, flip flops, heels or crocs are allowed. Students are required to provide their own glass supplies in the second semester for their personalised project.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.

You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability. 


Teaching will include the use of different types of moulds and their suitability, looking at various types of cold working to enhance the creation of pieces and also in creating highly finished pieces.

A complete health and safety induction with take place on commencement of the course.


This course is not formally assessed.



Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.


The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.



This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Glass course or who have equivalent experience.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.


Course fee: £375


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.


Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:  



Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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Apply direct to the university using our online application form. 

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

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