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Glass BFA

In recognition of the centuries-old glassmaking tradition, students gain a deeper understanding of historical glass techniques and how they inform current practices.

Students research the topics and artists relevant to their own personal development, to gain a stronger sense of their artistic direction as an individual. Faculty and visiting artists offer their skills and knowledge to support students’ growth, in addition to seminars, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions. The glass studio is also home to discussions on contemporary art-making issues in glass.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skill and an understanding of the importance of craftsmanship
  • Understand a wide range of approaches and methodologies to problem solving
  • Develop good working habits & self discipline
  • Develop cross disciplinary awareness
  • Develop an understanding of conceptual, symbolic and metaphoric issues
  • Develop an awareness of historical, contemporary, cross-cultural issues and artists working in their field
  • Encourage their personal vision and imaginations to become a tangible reality
  • Develop a working knowledge of design principles
  • Develop a sense of being an artist using life and studio experience to support their ideas
  • Cooperative classroom experience
  • Foster collaboration among peers
  • Establish relationships/ work with community
  • Safety: tools, equipment, materials, processes
  • To assume the responsibility of the development of their own professional career in whatever direction it may take
  • Participate in critical dialogue with peers in their field
  • Develop professional and vocational resources
  • Sustainability

Unique to MassArt

Visiting artists in the glass department work directly with students to produce unique projects and artwork. In the past two years, MassArt has welcomed renowned glass artists John Drury and Robbie Miller from the CUD Collective to create a glass mosaic, and Zac Weinberg to create Objects to be Found 1-10/100.

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