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Ball State University

ADDRESS

2000 W University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47306

PHONE

(800) 382-8540

EMAIL
art@bsu.edu

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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Cleveland Institute of Art

ADDRESS

11610 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106

PHONE

216.421.7418

For nearly 140 years, the Cleveland Institute of Art has nurtured individuals to pursue creative careers that matter personally—and to the world. From the start, you’ll think of your work in a professional context, building technical and problem-solving skills. You’ll establish and refine standards of quality for your work, and learn to communicate about your ideas and projects. 

In CIA’s collaborative Craft programs, you’ll learn to think and work across disciplines, including glass, ceramics, and jewelry and metals, learning traditional and contemporary techniques as well as the entrepreneurship skills to pursue a career. Our two-story Glass studios offer a broad range of capabilities including working in both hot and cold glass techniques, including glassblowing, cutting, fabricating, sandblasting and polishing; flameworking; and fusion processes such as casting, slumping and bending. Our celebrated alumni are leaders in their fields, working in academia, design and production studios, and exhibiting across the globe.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

ADDRESS

73 Lomb Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

PHONE

(585) 475-2650

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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Salem Community College Glass Education Center

ADDRESS

460 Hollywood Avenue

Carneys Point, NJ 08069

PHONE

856-351-2716

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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