Glass Option - Studio Arts BFA
Studio Arts BFA
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Suzanne Peck, Lecturer
School of Art
Overview for Glass Option - Studio Arts BFA
Through a rigorous and diversified curriculum, the glass option cultivates artists who are as versatile in their making as they are in their thinking. Studio instruction in glassblowing, flame-working, hot and kiln casting, cold-working, kiln-forming, glass imaging processes, and three-dimensional digital technologies help inform each student’s creative potential with glass. An emphasis on research, idea development, material exploration, execution, and presentation equips students with the skills needed to succeed as professionals. This option is part of the studio arts BFA program.
Studio Residency Program
The glass option also offers a Glass Studio Residency Program for artists interested in pursuing glass-related research at RIT.
Accepted Student Open House
Join us on campus on April 1 to meet faculty, tour campus, and ask your questions.
Performing and Fine Arts
Careers and Experiential Learning
Typical Job Titles
|Artistic Director||Creative Director|
|Independent Artist||Small Business Owner/Operator|
|Professional Artist Assistant||Professional Designer|
|Professional Gaffer||Professional Fabricator|
|Freelance Artist Assistant||Freelance Designer|
|Freelance Fabricator||Freelance Gaffer|
|Gallery Director||Gallery Preparator|
|Exhibition Curator||Studio Technician|
|Studio Technician Assistant||Professional Hot Shop Employee|
|Professional Kiln Studio Employee||Professional Cold Working Employee|
|Education Director||Glass Education: High School Teaching|
|Glass Education: Undergraduate/Graduate Teaching||Glass Education: Public Access Studio Teaching|
|Glass Education: Public Demonstration/Narration for Museums, Art Centers, Education Centers||Glass Education: Material Study Workshop Teaching|
|Glass Education: Registrar/Administration||Glass Industry: Architecture|
|Glass Industry: Scientific Instrumentation||Glass Industry: Equipment/Tool Manufacturing|
Cooperative Education and Internships
What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your art and design co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your artistic capabilities in dynamic professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.
Students in the glass option are strongly encouraged to complete a cooperative education or internship experience.
Faculty featured in 'New Glass Review'
David Schnuckel, Suzanne Peck
RIT glass faculty Suzanne Peck and David Schnuckel were both selected for the 42nd issue of New Glass Review, the Corning Museum of Glass’ flagship publication showcasing 100 timely, innovative glass...
Rewriting the language of glass art
Suzanne Peck, lecturer of glass, was featured in "New Glass Now," a group exhibition organized by the Corning Museum of Glass that features innovative works by artists and collectives around...
Distinction in Contemporary Glass
RIT’s Glass programs were well represented in New Glass Review 41, Corning Museum of Glass’ annual publication highlighting innovative works from around the world. In 2020, six BFA and MFA alumni of...
Molten Glass 3D Printer
RIT's glass program hosted the artist/designer/engineer team behind Evenline as artists in residence for the spring 2023 semester. The innovative company stationed its only-one-of-its-kind molten...
Pre-College Portfolio Prep Workshop 2022
RIT's annual Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Workshop offers students an engaging and rewarding experience. The course, taught by our School of Art's drawing and painting faculty, is a visual arts...
Glass-Color Science Collaboration
A hallmark of RIT's Glass BFA option and MFA program is forming enriching multidisciplinary partnerships — including with the Munsell Color Science Lab on campus.
Admissions and Financial Aid
This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA. Please visit the degree program page for admission requirements.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
100% of all incoming first-year and transfer students receive aid.
RIT’s personalized and comprehensive financial aid program includes scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment programs. When all these are put to work, your actual cost may be much lower than the published estimated cost of attendance.
Learn more about financial aid and scholarships
December 13, 2022
Innovative rule-breakers: Glass students examine how failure fuels ingenuity
RIT glass students spent the fall producing visual representations of their research into failure and how it relates to their work.
October 4, 2022
RIT welcomes prospective students for National Portfolio Day
RIT's College of Art and Design faculty, along with those at 25 other top art and design schools, reviewed students' portfolios as they prepared their artwork for the college admissions process.
April 7, 2022
Academic advisor receives Provost’s Award for dedication to student success
Nate Rohman, academic advisor for RIT's graphic design and studio arts BFA programs, will be honored April 12 at the Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship ceremony.