The Glass major at ACAD encourages the integration of various aspects of glass working into developing a studio practice for each student. Through structured interaction between students at all levels and a workshop approach to process-oriented instruction the major creates an exciting and collaborative learning environment.
Two-day major courses that are team-taught allow students in all years more contact with instructors for access to specific expertise and diverse comment. Studio technology and seminar components are no longer separate courses; their content and historical material is integrated within studio courses.
Practical studio instruction is presented in a workshop style environment and skills relating to process are acquired through an accumulation of experience, while other aspects of the curriculum are structured sequentially and encourage students to develop to a fourth-year experience that is self-directed. This approach also encourages the students to achieve post-college success in the studio and / or further education.
Instructors in the area provide a broad range of experience and practice. Our unique half-year guest faculty position enables a guest instructor to participate in the major each year with a minimal teaching load and an assigned studio to allow activity and interaction consistent with an artist-in-residence. In addition, our guest artist program continues to attract high-profile international glass artists for short-term workshops that complement or augment the curriculum and also offer our students contact with the broader glass community. Community is important for the graduate, and the glass program at ACAD encourages and supports student participation in national and international conferences.
Visit the Glass program Blog to find out more about what’s happening in the Glass program at ACAD.
Students in all ACAD programs can access individual program requirements within the Academic Calendar, and are responsible for meeting the outlined requirements of their academic program.
Can’t make it to the hot shop? Still want to stay in touch with what’s happening in the Glass Program? Throughout the year, ACAD’s Glass Program brings in some of the most exciting visiting artists from around the world to work with students and to share with our College community. Don’t miss out on all the news from the Glass Program – be sure to visit the Glass Department Blog to keep up with the latest news!
With a wealth of experience from both home and abroad, and reputations to match, ACAD’s Glass Faculty are leaders in their field. Students in the Glass Program work collaboratively with these creative powerhouses, contributing to research, practice and experimentation in the studio space. ACAD’s Glass Faculty are: