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Glass MFA

A glass master's 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

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

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


  • Performing and Fine Arts

  • Higher Education

  • Design

  • Museum