Bachelor of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts



Alberta University of the Arts offers the only glass program of its kind in western Canada.

Combine analytical thinking skills relevant to contemporary glass practice with an understanding of material and technical processes to express your own relationship to contemporary art and culture, the international glass movement, and craft ideals as you develop a sustained, innovative studio glass practice.

Glass Minor

The Glass Minor introduces students to an array of techniques, approaches to material, and idea development strategies. Students may choose to focus on materially oriented approaches such as kiln forming or hot glass, or they may opt to pursue independent trajectories within our classes in support of conceptually driven ends. 

Popular Courses

  • GLSS 210 Malleable Methods
  • GLSS 222 Alternative Processes
  • GLSS 310 Paths and Possibilities
  • GLSS 313 Individual Practices in Alternative Processes
  • GLSS 412 Research Seminar

Careers Include:

  • Glass blower or designer
  • Production artist 
  • Arts administrator
  • Educator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Curator

Studio facilities

Studio instruction is presented in a workshop-style environment. 

  • Four Glory Holes with 12” and 20" diameters
  • Two 300-pound glass furnaces
  • Six annealers with programmable controllers
  • Seven kilns with GB 1 controllers, providing numerous possibilities for warm glass and casting processes
  • Full range of cold working equipment, including three state of the art cutting lathes, NSK engraving stations, and two Suhner water-fed hand grinders
  • Individual studio spaces for third- and fourth-year students


Full-time Faculty


Notable Alumni

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