Study Glass

Below are some, schools and public access studios to study glass. The list also includes institutions in other countries. The information below the school name is info gleaned from their web site. Links are provided to their web sites. If you know of a school that offers a degree with a glass major that is not included in this list please let me know and I will be happy to add it. There are a few schools that are not included in this listing as I found their web site totally incoherent. If you know of a degree granting institution not on this list and can send me a link to their glass home page please do and I will include them in this listing.

Academy of Applied Art
The glass studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design wants to keep the best of the tradition established by professors Kaplický, Libenský and Kopecký. Glass is a unique and lively material with a significant impact of coincidence and surprise.

Prague, Czech Republic

Alberta College of Art & Design
The Glass major at ACAD encourages the integration of various aspects of glass working into developing a studio practice for each student.

Alberta, Canada

Alfred University
Alfred has one of the oldest and largest glass programs in the United States.

Alfred, New York

Bowling Green State Univ.
The glass program offers both undergraduate and graduate studies. Students will acquire the skills to manipulate glass, exploring traditional techniques, as well as contemporary directions.

Bowling Green, Ohio

Appalachian Center for Crafts
The glass program offers an exceptional opportunity for students to work and learn in a professionally equipped studio. The program provides a thorough technical foundation supported by a broad background in the history of glass.

Smithville, Tennessee
University of Edinburgh
Glass remains a seductive medium – as exciting in the 21st century as it was in the ancient world.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Canberra School of Art
The Glass Workshop provides courses and facilities comparable with the best glass teaching institutions world wide. Courses aim to prepare students for a career in the visual arts and are offered at both undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels.

Canberra, Australia

California College of Art & Design
You’ll learn to develop a unique creative practice that draws from traditional crafts, technical skills in glassmaking, and advanced digital tools. Known for our collaborative, experimental culture, we encourage you to work across disciplines. From ceramics to industrial design, you’ll learn to use material as a mode of expression and investigation

Oakland, California

Haystack School
Developing new ideas and new ways of seeing are central to Haystack’s mission.

Deer Isle, Maine

Cleveland Institute of Art
During the past half century, the studio glass movement of the 1960s has bridged the gap between individual artists and craftsmen making one-of-a-kind sculptures to creating handmade functional glass objects.

Cleveland, Ohio

Corning Museum of Glass
The Studio is an internationally renowned teaching facility that offers glassmaking classes for a variety of skill levels and techniques.

Corning, New York

Kent State University
The Glass program at Kent State University recognizes and values the traditions of glass throughout history, including both historical and contemporary achievements.

Kent, Ohio

Glass Axis
What began as a traveling hot shop over 20 years ago has become a 10,000 square feet non-profit glass art studio, with over 100 members, a gallery, and a mission dedicated to teaching and education.

Columbus, Ohio

University of Hawaii
The objectives of the glass program are to provide thorough training on the undergraduate and graduate levels in the development of the students' technical skills for the manipulation of glass in both the 'hot' and 'cold' states.

Manoa, Honolulu

Northlands Creative Glass
North Lands is a place for glass artists but also painters, sculptors, architects and designers wishing to explore the technical and artistic potential of glass either on its own or in combination with other materials.

Lybster, Scotland

Illinois State University
A concentration in Glass, involves committing a large block of time that will be devoted to the development of a clear personal "vision", a sense of intention, and a basic "facility" in a wide range of material manipulation techniques.

Bloomington/Normal, Illinois

Jacksonville University
The glass program teaches many aspects of technical processes in glass forming. These include glassblowing, various kiln-forming techniques and some cold-working applications.

Jacksonville, Florida

Toledo Museum School
The TMA Glass Pavilion offers a variety of opportunities to experience the art of making glass objects. Try different techniques and projects that suit your interests and skills. Adults and teens 14 and up can participate in these glassmaking activities.

Toledo, OH

Konstfack University
The Master's Group Ceramics and Glass starts from the students’ projects and activities and has its base in the production of crafts from a practical and professional stance.

Stockholm, Sweden

Massachusetts College of Art
The glass program introduces students to technical processes such as glassblowing, hot pour casting, and cold glass fabrication, as well as kiln-related processes such as fusing, slumping, and casting.

Boston, Massachusetts

Ignite Glass School
Ignite is a public access studio serving the city of Chicago.

Chicago, IL

Ohio State University
The Glass Program operates one of the most comprehensive studio glass facilities in the United States and offers a broad art training, coupled with a focus in glass practice.

Columbus, Ohio

Penland School
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Penland, North Carolina

Pittsburgh Glass Center
Whether you're an artist working in another medium, a collector, a college student, or just someone fascinated by glass, we've got something for you!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Miami
The glass facility at UM was established in 1985 as part of the ceramics area and has become a vital part of the 3d area.

Miami, Florida

Rhode Island School of Design
Dedicated to furthering the development of glass in contemporary art, RISD's Glass Department is widely regarded as a leader in preparing artists for careers in this field.

Providence, Rhode Island

Salem Community College
The curriculum provides students with a carefully planned program of study that focuses on exploring contemporary applied craft and design practice, the acquisition of traditional hand skills in varied glassmaking techniques.

Salem, New Jersey

Rochester Institute of Technology
We strive to foster effective artistic expression along the entire continuum from utilitarian craft to sculpture, and believe this requires an equal commitment to both idea and technique.

Rochester, New York

Sheridan College
Our glass design and glass blowing courses are rooted in hands-on practice, and they nurture conceptual artistry side by side with technical skills.

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Southern Illinois University
Glass is considered to be both an artist’s material as well as a craft discipline with a complex history and tremendous expressive potential.

Carbondale, Illinois

Sydney College of the Arts
Totally impossible to ascertain if this school has a contemporary glass program. Their website is one of if not the most difficult to get information. The only reason their site is still here is because at one time they had an excellent program. They still might but I could not find it.

Sydney, Australia

Tama Art University
In the Glass Course, students seek new formal possibilities by exploring the relationship between self-expression and the special characteristics of glass.

Tokyo, Japan

University of Texas at Arlington
The program in Glass allows students the opportunity to explore the sculptural, conceptual and functional aesthetics of glass as an artistic media. A variety of traditional, contemporary and experimental glass working techniques are examined and utilized in the challenging course work.

Arlington, Texas

Tulane University
The Tulane/Newcomb Glass Art program is dedicated to the use of glass as a medium of artistic expression.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tylar School of Art
The glass facilities at Tyler are excellent resources for your artistic and technical development.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Virginia Commonwealth University
Glass Studies provides an environment that promotes the growth and nurturing of young Artists, Designers, and Artisans.

Richmond, Virginia

University of Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has the oldest full-time university glass program in the United States.

Madison Wisconsin

University of Wolverhampton
The Glass Program stresses excellence in the individual strengths of young Artists, Designers, and Crafts people.

Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Wheaton Village
The Creative Glass Center of America offers fellowships to artists working in glass and has serviced glass artists and the arts community for twenty-two years.

Millville, New Jersey

Urban Glass
Classes at UrbanGlass offer students of all ages the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of glass. Educational programming includes everything from classes for teens to master classes for professional artists. Weekly classes, week-long intensives, and two-day workshops make learning at UrbanGlass available to students of all levels and interests.

Brooklyn, NY

Sonoran Glass School
Take glass art classes at Sonoran Glass School and spark your creative fire! We offer courses in glassblowing, torchworking, and kiln-fusing to students of all levels.

Tucson, AZ

Center for Creative Studies
The Glass program is informed by the material properties of glass and its history in decorative art, science and industry. Students develop dexterity with glass through hands-on courses that include both technical and experimental investigations. Beginning freshman year, students work in state-of-the-art facilities with individual studio space.

Detroit, MI
Bild-Werk Frauenau
In the courses of the International Summer Academy and other workshops of the Bild-Werk Frauenau, the focus is on artistic and craft work with hot and cold glass, supplemented by traditional and new design methods, especially in the visual arts.Tucson, AZ

Niijima Glass Art Center
began in 1987 with the theme of development and education to utilize this Niijima glass as a material for tourism resources and artworks in a multi-purpose manner. The center has been organizing workshops and creating workpieces to cultivate human resources and provide opportunities for international exchange.


Pratt Fine Art Center
From glassblowing and casting to flameworking and glass fusing, intro workshops to Master Artist classes, Pratt Fine Arts Center offers the most extensive and enticing array of glass classes in Seattle. Whether you are a complete beginner or an established artist, our experienced instructors will give you the skills to create and to express yourself in this versatile medium. Learn more about our Teaching Artists.

Seattle, Washington

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