Ball State University


2000 W University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47306


(800) 382-8540


The Glass Program at Ball State University encourages students to diversify their explorations of contemporary Craft, Design, and Sculpture - resulting in artwork that extends and redefines the boundaries of the media. We prepare our students for careers such as Fine Artists, Artist Assistants, Craft Artists, Studio Technicians, Gallery Assistants/Managers, Art Handlers, Designers, Equipment Builders, University Professors, and Public Art Studio Instructors. They leave the program with a historical and contemporary knowledge of glass as a material in sculpture and design. The Glass Program is housed in the Marilyn Glick Center for Glass, a $5 Million state of the art facility with equipment encompassing Glassblowing, Flameworking, Coldworking, Kilnworking, Neon, and 3D Printing. Upon completion of the program students will have developed a cohesive body of work that showcases their own unique artistic perspective.

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Salem Community College Glass Education Center


460 Hollywood Avenue

Carneys Point, NJ 08069



Salem Community College’s new Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center houses its Scientific Glass Technology and Glass Arts programs, and hosts a variety of workshops and events including the International Flameworking Conference. 

The Center includes a 15,000-square-foot studio/lab named in honor of world-renowned artist Paul J. Stankard, a Salem distinguished alumnus. The facility features two flameworking labs with 42 bench torch stations, a glass lathe area, a four-bench hot shop for glassblowing, coldworking area, kiln studio, fabrication studio, a shared studio space, and a gallery. 

The Scientific Glass Technology program -- which prepares students to fabricate scientific glass apparatus for research and industry -- is the only degree-granting program in the United States fully devoted to the development of this unique and in-demand skill. Graduates work throughout the U.S. and abroad using this specialized skill. 

The Glass Art program focuses on using the material creatively and learning a variety of glass processes. A handful of institutions offer glass art; however, Salem’s program is unique with its intense focus on flameworking, a process others do not address. Graduates transfer to bachelor in fine arts programs, start their own creative glass businesses, work at a variety of art institutions, work as artist assistants and teach.

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Rochester Institute of Technology


College of Art and Design 55 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623


(585) 475-7811


Offering an art-driven studio experience at a professional art school within Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT’s Glass program is uniquely positioned to enable each student the opportunity to foster unique discoveries between their glass and non-glass interests.  In cultivating artists who become versatile makers and thinkers, students engage studio practices in blown glass, hot and kiln casting, cold working, flameworking, and kiln forming in exploratory crossover with neighboring programs of design, science, engineering, and technology. Rigorous studio exploration and material research is partnered with equally intensive scholastic research, readings, writing, a robust visiting artist series, and critical dialogue with both the faculty and the community of the student peer group. You belong at RIT’s College of Art and Design! We can help you become the artist you never imagined you could be. 

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale


School of Art and Design 1100 South Normal Avenue, Mailcode 4301

Carbondale, IL 62901


(618) 453-7772

The Glass Program at Southern Illinois University (SIU) is a creative environment where BFA and MFA students learn diverse instructions from the faculty. Various extra-curricular programs, Artist-in-Residency, Visiting Artist Series, field trips, workshops, and scholarship and grant opportunities enhance the students' artistic perspectives and expose them to broad professional career paths. The Glass Program has fully equipped hot glass, coldworking, flameworking, and kilnworking studios to support a variety of approaches to working with glass as an artistic medium. The Glass Program is a part of the School of Art and Design that provides a wide range of education in art and design. 

   The three-year MFA study in Glass at SIU offers Graduate Assistantships with full tuition waivers and monthly stipends. The MFA program in glass cultivates various creative and critical thinking. Strong candidates for the MFA program in glass are creative, skilled, and self-motivated individuals pursuing their creative research using glass with an awareness of contemporary art and craft. 

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Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University


2001 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122


(215) 777-9000

Tyler’s highly selective MFA in Glass program, marking its 50th year in 2023, is defined by a commitment to cultivating each graduate student’s unique voice, with glass as only one of many modes of expression. Students explore the intersections of glass, sculpture, installation, video, performance, culture, making and criticism – an approach that has helped create one of the most tight-knit alumni communities in the discipline.

MFA Glass students learn in an intensive practice setting with a diverse and highly accomplished faculty. The 60-credit curriculum comprises studio work, research, and seminars, and students participate in peer reviews with other disciplines. Visiting artists regularly give lectures and demonstrations and critique student work, widening students’ artistic network. Interaction among MFAs and undergraduates in the shop and the studio strengthens graduate students’ teaching experience and has led to the program’s strong track record of placing alumni in faculty positions across the country and internationally. 

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