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The glass major focuses on comprehensive instruction, exposing students to artistic perspectives and opinions. The curriculum fosters effective artistic expression by teaching both techniques and idea realization within the field of glass. Foundations courses will assist students in finding their voice and empower them to identify a personal definition for their work. Students will study the fundamentals of blowing, casting, and cold-forming. Idea generation, development, execution, and presentation are also explored. Self-promotion, gallery interaction, and business practices are especially emphasized, allowing students to pursue careers immediately after graduation.
Glass, BFA degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar (SMTL)||3|
|FDTN-121||2D Design I||3|
|FDTN-131||3D Design I||3|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar||3|
|FDTN-132||3D Design II||3|
|LAS Perspective 1, 4||6|
|ARTH-135||LAS Perspective 2: Survey of Western Art and Architecture I||3|
|CGLS-201||Glass Sophomore I||6|
|CGEN-201||Crafts Drawing Practice||3|
|ARTH-136||LAS Perspective 3: Survey of Western Art and Architecture II||3|
|CGLS-202||Glass Sophomore II||6|
|CGEN-202||Crafts CADD Drawing||3|
|LAS Elective (SMTL)||3|
|CGLS-301||Glass Junior I||6|
|Art History Electives||6|
|LAS Immersion 1||3|
|CGLS-302||Glass Junior II||6|
|LAS Immersion 2, 3||6|
|CGLS-501||Glass Senior I||6|
|CGEN-501||Crafts Promotional Materials (WI)||3|
|CGLS-502||Glass Senior II||6|
|CGEN-502||Crafts Business Practice||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
(SMTL) Refers to science, math, technical literacy requirement.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† Studio electives are courses designated by lab or studio contact hours in the course description.
Art history electives
Students are required to select three art history electives to broaden their understanding of the historical development of the arts. Art history electives include:
ARTH-135 Survey of Western Art and Architecture I*
ARTH-136 Survey of Western Art and Architecture II*
ARTH-221 Contemporary Design Issues
ARTH-345 History to Architecture Interior and Furniture I†
ARTH-346 History to Architecture Interior and Furniture II†
ARTH-366 18th and 19th Century Art
ARTH-368 20th Century Art: 1900-1950
ARTH-369 20th Century Art: Since 1950
ARTH-373 Art of the Last Decade
ARTH-392 Theory and Criticism of 20th Century
ARTH-457 Art and Activism
ARTH-511 Art of Italy: 1250-1400
ARTH-512 Art of Italy: 1600-1750
ARTH-517 Art Florence and Rome: 15th Century
ARTH-518 Art Florence and Rome: 16th Century
ARTH-521 The Image
ARTH-541 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome
ARTH-544 Illuminated Manuscripts
ARTH-554 Late Medieval Art
ARTH-558 The Gothic Revival
ARTH-561 Latin American Art
ARTH-566 Early Medieval Art
ARTH-568 Art and Technology: Machine Aesthetic Cyborg
ARTH-572 Art of the Americas
ARTH-573 Conceptual Art
ARTH-574 Dada and Surrealism
ARTH-576 Modernism and Realism
ARTH-577 Displaying Gender
ARTH-578 Edvard Munch
ARTH-582 Medieval Craft
ARTH-583 Installation Art
ARTH-584 Scandinavian Modernism
ARTH-586 Studies in Material Culture
ARTH-587 The Gothic Cathedral
ARTH-588 Symbols and Symbol-Making
* This course is required for students in majors in the schools of American Crafts, Art, Design, and Photographic Arts & Sciences (BFA programs only).
† This course is reauired for student majoring in interior design and furniture design
Studio Residency program
The School for American Crafts offers a Studio Residency program for students in ceramics, glass, metals and jewelry design, and furniture design. Residence positions are limited and are awarded after the review of all applicants’ portfolios, transcripts, and references. An interview is required. Accepted residents are required to register for one independent study credit during each semester of residence.
Accepted residents are expected to be present in their assigned studio during class hours and to contribute up to 10 hours of work per week in the main studio. These work hours are coordinated and overseen by the faculty in the resident's discipline. In exchange, the school will provide workspace, access to facilities, and supportive instruction. The resident is invited to participate in the full range of studio activities.
Participants may be those seeking additional studio experience prior to undergraduate or graduate study, early career professionals, or teachers on leave who wish to work again in an academic studio environment. The faculty in each discipline will make decisions concerning appropriate candidates.
Inquiries should be made to the Studio Residency Program, School for American Crafts, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603.