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Glass MFA

A glass degree that enables you to dive deeper into your examination of glass as you develop your artistic expression through research, experimentation, and in-depth critiques.

Program skills

Students learn how to cut, grind, polish, blast and cast glass. Skills are refined through experimentation with and exploring function, sculpture, and glass in architectural design. Students are encouraged to utilize creativity and to conceptualize the development of their work. Students develop their creative imagination and technical invention, develop knowledge of process and command of skills, and appreciation of the crafts and related arts.

Program facilities equipment

SAC boasts the latest equipment in all areas of design, arts, and crafts, which aid students in their technical development. Our extensive facility offers a complete range of glass working processes. Molten glass area, slumping – fusing area, cold working area, graduate studio, neon area, stained glass collective area, storage/batching, mold shop collective area. RIT’s facilities allow students to cut, grind, polish, blast, and cast glass.

Program job titles reported

Glass Artist; Freelance Designer; Professional Fabricator

Select program hiring partners

Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Creative Glass Center of America, California College of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Flickinger Glassworks Inc., Interlochen Center for the Arts, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Simon Pearce, Wetdog Glass

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships 

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete with real, relevant career experience that sets you apart. In the College of Art and Design experiential learning includes cooperative education and internships, international experiences, multidisciplinary projects, industry partnerships, and more. Participating in these opportunities is not only possible at RIT, but passionately encouraged.

Cooperative education, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities are optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MFA in glass.