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Masters degrees in Glass Crafts provide advanced training in the use of glass for a variety of crafts, creating products for both aesthetic and practical purposes.
Taught MA and practise-based MFA degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes are also available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Art or Design.
A Masters in Glass Crafts is extremely flexible, and often provides opportunities to work alongside other fields such as textiles, jewellery, metalwork and ceramics.
You will develop your theoretical and practical approaches through a mixture of critical reading, observation, and the handling and design of products and craft artefacts. Practical training is provided in traditional techniques such as blowing, ladle casting and centrifuging, though contemporary approaches are also explored. Contextual research associated with your work and its field of enquiry, alongside reflective practise is also a large component.
Traditional careers may include working as an independent practitioner, deigning and creating products such as jewellery, homeware, or artwork such as sculptures. Alternatively you could specialise in crystal ware or even stained glass conservation management.
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The two-year Design & Crafts MA programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts prepares students for professional practice and helps them identify their own positions as artists — within their communities, society, design field, global economy, natural environment and other contexts. Read more
See the department website - http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts/graduate-glass The MFA in glass is a two-year program of study that develops students personal creative voice through intensive research, discussion, critique, and experimentation. Read more
See the department website - http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts/graduate-metalcrafts-graduate The MFA is a professional degree for practicing artists, craftspeople, or designers who desire to leave a lasting impression on their fields by devotion to their work and high standards of discipline and artistic ideals. Read more
Our Masters in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management will give you practical experience with up-to-date conservation techniques, and an opportunity to work with leading conservation studios, museums and heritage institutions in Britain, Europe and the United States. Read more
Glass is a medium that crosses a range of disciplines and is used by artists, craftspeople and designers alike. This award-winning programme explores glass as a design tool that encourages process-led risk and play, in parallel with the prototyping and resolution of designed objects. Read more