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 equip students with the skills needed to succeed as professionals. This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA program.
Studio Residency Program
The BFA program is seeking candidates interested in pursuing glass-related research for the 2020-21 academic year while contributing to the creative community of the glass program and the College of Art and Design. Learn more about the Glass Studio Residency Program, including details on how to apply.
Performing and Fine Arts
Typical Job Titles
Small Business Owner/Operator
Professional Artist Assistant
Freelance Artist Assistant
Studio Technician Assistant
Professional Hot Shop Employee
Professional Kiln Studio Employee
Professional Cold Working Employee
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
A selection of coursework from Tate Newfield '18 (Glass).
A multidisciplinary research project saw RIT Glass students team up with the Munsell Color Science Laboratory to investigate how color — beyond its tangible application — can be incorporated into their practice.