Mosaic fabrication: techniques and application (60 credits)

Term 1: Roman mosaics using marble

  • Introduction to the studio, health and safety and organisation of materials and tools

  • Cutting exercises

  • Making a Roman copy with marble and natural stones directly onto board using cement

Term 2: Byzantine mosaics using smalti

  • Making a traditional byzantine mosaic directly onto a plastic surface in smalti, from which the final piece lifts off

  • Students set up an independent project using techniques and materials learnt for assessment submission in term 3

Term 3: Assessment submission

  • Finishing and framing for small mosaic projects

  • Documenting work with a digital camera and marketing your work

  • Finalise and submit individual project for assessment


Portfolio and self-evaluative report