Glass Design

  • University Requirements:                                    20 Cr.Hrs.
  • General Field Requirements:                              24 Cr.Hrs.
  • Specialization Requirements:                             94 Cr. Hrs.
  • Specialization Requirements (Elective):            6 Cr. Hrs.

                                           Total:                                 144 Cr.Hrs.

**Practical Summer Internship (Summer Training):

Students must pass practical internship:

  • 1st (between the second & third level), Practical Internship
  • 2nd (between the third & fourth level), 4 weeks between each level

Glass design program offers students an opportunity to explore the glass as the material that needs high temperature for forming it and it required learning special skills and techniques. Therefore, this program provides adequate training on all practices, and all processes and techniques for this material by hot forming or cold forming, this to qualify them as designers who have an artistic and scientific background,

Glass was and still used in drinking glasses, storage bottles, decorative objects, and jewelry and it has become a truly high technology material, used in sophisticated windows that control light and heat, in fibre optics for high-speed communication, and in advanced medical treatments such as bone-setting materials. Designers and engineers who understand glass and its production are needed by the glass industry and companies who use glass in their products.

Knowledge & Understanding

– A deep understanding and awareness of current developments in glass design and the networks within which it operates.

– Understand and know the material and technologies and the potential for designing and learning through making, to provide a creative work for the 21st century.

– Know the craft, manufacture and production, and so underpins the Studio Practice element including health and safety awareness.

– Understand the research, development and practice and the kind of analysis, evaluation and synthesis that help them to identify their critical position or attitude.

Intellectual Skills

– Explore the appropriate precedents in developing a body of work and position it within historical and contemporary fine arts contexts

– Exploring the relation between theoretical and practical nature for advanced understanding of historical and contemporary and how it relates to their practice.

– Study glass materials, glazes and computer-aided design, e.g. Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator as the continuing development of the glass design practice.

– Develop innovative ideas that challenge their understanding of practice and discipline.

– Explore the methodologies and histories, theories of production and consumption, criticism and communication, purpose, and audience potential needs.

– Initiate, develop and sustain ideas, analyse and critically evaluate information.

Practical Skills

– Demonstrate the proficiency in glass construction skills (handbuilding, slip-casting, mold-making, and wheel-throwing) along with clay and glass composition and effects of the firing sequence and kiln building.

– Apply the designs of glass in various environments (gallery, home, restaurant, architectural), including consideration of visual, functional, environmental and political aspects

– Exhibit team working skills in the creative process, handling of materials and the use and maintenance of glass facilities and equipment

– Perfects the practical and CAD production skills such as industrial modelling, glass casting, moulding, blowing, decorating, coloring, drawing, printing, technology of 3D digital printing and firing and translating these explorations into creative work.

– Perfects studio practice with applied technology, contextual studies and personal and professional development to provide a critical framework for understanding, exploring and developing the personal and professional expression of design through the glass material.

– Demonstrate visual and aesthetic awareness, solve problems and make decisions within set and self-initiated projects.

General Skills

– Present ideas and resolved outcomes through the informed selection and use of materials, techniques and processes

– Critically evaluate the social, cultural and professional contexts within which ceramic design operates.

– Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences using visual, verbal and physical means.

– Work independently and collaboratively to initiate, manage and conclude projects within set timescales.

– Become a self-sufficient learner, and to able to enter the professional world and manage their subsequent career development.

  • This program offers designers/producers of glass who demonstrate the proficiency in producing, design practice and art practice, cultural and criticism trend-spotting, commercial and broader design and working with both bespoke, batch and volume production.
  • Our graduates can work as: Designers for industry – Glass and art studio owner – – Independent glass artistes – – In Projects that engage with pressing social and environmental causes – Researcher in industry, in academia and in laboratories.