At RISD students approach glass as both an artist's material with remarkable expressive range and a studio discipline imbued with limitless potential, incorporating sculpture, architecture, design, craft and decorative art. In the two-year MFA program, they 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.

RISD's 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.


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Jonathan H Wang, 11, Lao Ba, glass, metal, cleaver