Academics

Find out what glassblowing is all about when you major in a Glass Technology program where you will be exposed to several mediums and techniques for making and analyzing art objects before moving on to advanced courses in glassblowing or glass sculpture.

This program embraces an approach to design rooted in the history and culture of making. 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, and complementary studies in art history, digital imaging and professional presentation.  (In collaboration with Salem Community College)

Year 1
Fall Semester
AR 104  Drawing* (3 cr)
ART 115  Two-Dimensional Design*  (3 cr)
ART 116 Three-Dimensional Design* (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I @ CCC (3 cr)
FNA 115  Glass Survey I: Techniques* (3 cr)

Spring Semester
ART 130  Figure Drawing* (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II @CCC (3 cr)
FNA 120  Cold Glass Assemblage & Surface Treatment* (3 cr)
FNA 221  Kiln Techniques* (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective  (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

AR 107  Art History I @ CCC (3 cr)
ART 205  Basic Digital Photography* (6 cr)
ART 225  Portfolio & Professional Practices* (3 cr)
FNA 110  Principles of Flameworking* (3 cr)
FNA 150  Glassblowing I* (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 108  Art History II @ CCC (3 cr)
FNA 210  Sculptural Approaches to Flameworked Glass* (3 cr)
FNA 250  Glassblowing II * (3 cr)
General Education Math Elective ( 3/4 cr) **
General Education Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits 64

* Class held at Salem Community College

** A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

Scientific glassblowers create glass apparatus for scientific research in laboratories, universities and industry. The only program of its kind in the nation, Scientific Glass Technology combines classroom study and hands-on laboratory techniques, technical drawing and advanced fabrication. Students develop a solid understanding of scientific glassblowing so that they are able to fabricate apparatus according to technical specifications. (In collaboration with Salem Community College)

Year 1
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers @ CCC  (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I @ CCC  (3 cr)
SGT 113  Introduction to Scientific Glass*  (6 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective @ CCC    (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 103  Technical Writing @ CCC    (3 cr)
SGT 114  Basic Apparatus Fabrication*   (6 cr)
SGT 115  Technical Drawing and CAD for Glassblowers* (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective @ CCC    (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

BUS 102  Introduction to Business*  (3 cr)
CHM 101  General Chemistry I*   (4 cr)
SGT 210  Advanced Fabrication I*   (6 cr) 
Open Elective @ CCC    (3 cr)

Spring Semester
CHM 108  Organic Chemistry for Glassblowers*  (4 cr)
FNA 120  Cold Glass Assemblage & Surface Treatment*  (3 cr)
SGT 211  Advanced Fabrication II*  (6 cr)
General Education Math Elective  (3 cr)

Total Credits  62

* Class must be completed at Salem Community College.