Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student will be familar with the techniques and processes involved for making a metal (bronze) cast.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 09.09.2020 - 23.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Andrew Best-Dunkley, Kalle Jalava, Juhani Orkas

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Andrew Best-Dunkley, Kalle Jalava, Juhani Orkas, Alex Suomi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The introductory lectures gives students a good background to both industrial and art (traditional) metal casting foundry techniques. Students each create a small sculpture or object from wax for casting. Students are shown how to create molds for casting. Students are involved with preparing the foundry for casting. The metal is melted and oured, after which the casts are opened and the final bronze pieces are cleaned.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation in course activities. Successful completion of personal metal cast.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    6 evening lectures + VERY intensive week working in foundry


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Provided in class

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Taide Nyt!, Havainto, Studio A, Studio B, or similar.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality