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.
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
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Cooperative Education and Internships
What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.
Cooperative education, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities are optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MFA in glass.