Glass, Master | Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, United States
24 months
56435 USD/year
56435 USD/year
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Glass from Rhode Island School of Design promotes the development of glass in contemporary art and is a leader in preparing artists for careers in this field.


Glass MFA students from Rhode Island School of Design develop a distinctly personal aesthetic through source research, vigorous studio experimentation, regular critiques and a series of graduate seminars on contemporary art theory and criticism. Glass faculty—a highly respected group of practicing artists and dedicated educators—help students to hone practices that demonstrate a deep understanding of both contemporary art issues and the rich history of art and glass.

In addition to group discussions, tutorials and critiques, two core seminars and workshops form the heart of the graduate curriculum. Glass MFA students have the opportunity to pursue courses in areas that complement their work and ideas at both RISD and Brown University.

Graduates with Glass from Rhode Island School of Design will be able to:

  • demonstrate technical mastery in creative glassmaking processes such as casting, moldmaking, hot glass and coldworking, and in comprehensive safety practices
  • exhibit well-developed team working skills and technical ability in the creative process and in the use and maintenance of all facilities
  • pursue a studio practice with dedication, rigor and consistency
  • establish a reliable methodology for developing work and ideas conceptually, materially and technically
  • research visual and historical precedents to develop grounding and framework for creative practice
  • articulate the conceptual and positioning of one's own artworks in the context of historical and contemporary glass practice

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Graduate Glass 
  • Graduate Glass Degree Program Workshop 
  • Graduate Critical Issues Seminar
  • Elective graduate seminar
  • Non-major studio elective
  • Open elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
    • Academic transcripts
    • Portfolio
    • Statement of purpose
    • Writing sample
    • Letters of recommendation
    • English language proficiency test

Tuition Fee

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    56435 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    56435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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