BFA or BA with a concentration in GlassConnect with your inner fire.
Explore your passion for molten glass and develop skills to be successful in this creative career. Engage teamwork and leadership roles to stand out as you professionally engage the community through design work, critical thinking, equipment and studio maintenance and the business side of the glass arts.
Career opportunities include: professional artist, glassblowing assistant, production glassmaker, art teacher, studio technician, and glass specialist.
Check-in for each audition or portfolio review will be at Terry Concert Hall.
For audition dates, learn more about the audition and portfolio review process.
Why Glass at Jacksonville University?Experience art in the real world.
Our glass program provides real-world learning that takes you out of the studio and into authentic and relevant experiences. Exhibit and sell your work, accept commissions, travel and teach. Courses embed visiting artists, research, design and development of specialized techniques to help you unlock your potential.
Brian FrusAssociate Professor of Glass Art
Brian is a professional glass artist and dedicated educator. A few career highlights:
- Creative Current, a permanent large scale Public Art piece
- Watch the documentary, Creative Current: a Legacy in Glass
- From Arbus magazine: Another Glass Colossus for Jacksonville University
- River Table at the Cummer Museum of Art became a highlight and centerpiece of the exhibition
- Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Faculty Achievement
- Active member Glass Art Society, including roles of lecturer, exhibitor and demonstrator
- Held leadership roles at two prestigious glass schools: Pittsburgh Glass Center and UrbanGlass (in NYC).
- Engaged professional makes glass art awards, gifts, public art, sculptural lighting and more. Clients include Baptist Health, National Philanthropy Day, Girl Scouts, NBC, and many more.
Visual Art Programs
The Division of Visual Art offers several other programs of study. Learn more about the programs available at Jacksonville University.