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: 02.03.2022 - 14.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Kalle Jalava, Juhani Orkas, Alex Suomi

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 evening lectures (12h) + VERY intensive week working in foundry (40h) + independent work (29h)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided in class

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Minimun amount of participants is 8 students.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    ,Spring IV

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    ,Spring IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:


    The order of priority for admitting students:
    1. Exchange students in Aalto ARTS, 2 places (applies to courses taught in English)
    2. Minor students (applies to compulsory courses in the minor)
    3. Degree students in Aalto ARTS & ENG
    4. Students from other schools in Aalto University and students who have applied for the course through different student mobility schemes (flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.)
    5. Other students