two glass students, one in protective gear, collaborate on a glassblowing piece

At RISD students approach glass as both an expressive artist’s material and a practice imbued with limitless potential, incorporating sculpture, architecture, design, craft and decorative art.

As a Glass major you discover a discipline built on a unique history that dovetails with expanding dialogues around innovation and creative practice. The department emphasizes a commitment to both material and conceptual investigations, helping you refine an individual perspective through experimentation and critical inquiry.​