Our undergraduate program offers the following degree options: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Art, and Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Individuals may also pursue a Certificate in Studio Art. Undergraduate glass courses (Beginner Glass, Intermediate Glass, Advanced Glass, and Neon) establish a foundation of technical skills in the context of a conceptually-driven studio practice. Students are encouraged to consider interpretations of glass (as process, phenomena, performance, and more) that speak to a broader understanding of the material in contemporary practice.


Our graduate program offers a 3-year Master of Fine Art. An important strength of the graduate program lies in the breadth and diversity of its faculty, who teach in their areas of expertise, but work closely with a broad range of students, fostering a flexible interdisciplinary experience. A cornerstone of the graduate program at UW-Madison is the first and oldest continuously running Visiting Artist Program in the nation. Glass-specific visiting artists are also an integral part of the graduate Glass program at UW-Madison. All MFA students are fully-funded, with additional opportunities for travel and workshop scholarships.

Special Student

The Adult Career and Special Student Program allows individuals to take courses at UW-Madison for credit without being enrolled in a degree program. Personal and Professional Development (UNDS) Special Students fully participate in all aspects of courses and receive credits and grades on an official UW-Madison transcript. Special Student status is granted to individuals interested in glass courses on a case-by-case basis, with priority given to those studying in a post-baccalaureate capacity.