Assessment in Glass

The glass facilities at Tyler are excellent resources for your artistic and technical development. In the Glass Program, the studios are designed for extensive research and the creation of works in all areas of glass blowing, glass casting, glass fusing, and kiln work. As a senior glass major you have studio space and are encouraged to pursue personal exploration and development in either of these areas as they relate to your ideas and sensibilities.

Due to the complex nature of materials and processes involved in these majors, the curriculum incorporates aspects of chemistry, state-of-the-art technology, and kiln and furnace design/construction. You are encouraged to use a wide range of materials and methods that have been applied in both traditional and contemporary contexts.

BFA in Glass Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the conceptual and theoretical principles in their major
  • Effective critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Effective utilization of oral and written communication
  • Knowledge of research sources and tools for project development
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues surrounding the use of materials and equipment
  • Technical expertise in various construction processes utilized in each discipline
  • Technical expertise in the software and hardware utilized in each discipline
  • Knowledge of the history and tradition of each discipline
  • Highly developed aesthetic and conceptual skills
  • Professional caliber image and object making abilities
  • Professional presentation, installation, and documentation abilities

MFA in Glass Key Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to critically analyze work
  • Exploration of the expressive possibilities of the discipline with knowledge of the full range of conceptual modes and material manipulations
  • Understanding how innovations in the field are the outcome of first acknowledging and then questioning existing boundaries and conventions
  • Understanding the discipline as it relates to other forms of cultural production in a contemporary, multi-cultural, international field
  • Ability to work independently, identify areas of research towards the development of a focused and personal direction