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Degrees & Certificates

Glass Art, A.F.A. (Cumberland)

​​A collaborative AFA Program with Salem Community College. The Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) program in Glass Art 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. The program — in which design, collaboration, community and creative expression play an integral part — allows students to see their work develop from initial idea to finished product, under technical and creative guidance. 

Program Goals 

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with professional designers, artists, fabricators and manufacturers, as well as clients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary craft and design practice, project development strategies, and glass-forming processes and techniques.
  • Outline and successfully execute a project plan from initial idea or inspiration to the design, fabrication and marketing of a product.

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.