The Department of Glass Art teaches artists and designers to independently produce new functional objects, as well as environmental and architectural projects. Studies provide insight into glass materials and the various ways of their processing and help students develop creative and research skills.
During their studies, students become familiar with different types of composition in plane and space: topical problem solution in glass painting with respect to plane, silk screening, mosaics, stained glass, and other techniques; creation of functional glass design objects, thematic sculptures, or architectural project designs and prototypes; students are acquainted with different methods of making glass art (glass melting into molds, glassblowing and shaping, alloying, pâte de verre technique, glass casting) and acquire skills in glass processing techniques (engraving, grinding, polishing, frosting or glaciation). Moreover, students learn interior design basics in Matrix-Ceramics, The Gaze Game, 3D Studio Max, and other software.
Glass art exhibitions management and restoration of stained glass play an important role in the summer study period.