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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

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

Glass Art, AFA


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; and

·         Outline and successfully execute a project plan from initial idea or inspiration to the design, fabrication and marketing of a product.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate
AFA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor's degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.
Career Opportunities

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.​