Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Glass MFA

Program Overview

Dive deeper into your examination of glass as you develop your artistic expression through research, experimentation, and in-depth critiques.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Fine Arts


  • Approximately 7 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 10-15 weeks/semester
  • Co-op availability: fall through summer

Salary Information

Co-op:   $ID
MFA:      $ID

Student Skills & Capabilities

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.

Equipment & Facilities

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 glassworking 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.

Job Titles

Craft Artist, Education: Undergraduate/Graduate Teaching

Selected Employer 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

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Shauna Newcomb, the career services coordinator who works with the Glass program. You can access information about services through our web site at

Shauna Newcomb, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  585.475.5472

Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603