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Career Guidance / Glass Design

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“The future of glass is bright and I would encourage all designers and developers to get to know glass better and how to apply it in their future crafts.” ~Brett Lovelady CEO/Chief Instigator, ASTRO Studios A glass designer or a glassblower renders works for glass making it usable for various industries and for aesthetic purposes. A glassblower or designer is responsible for designing, producing, decorating and finishing pieces of glass. They mold glass to make glassware, stemware, and giftware, architectural glass, crafted glass windows, ornate items. One could work as a scientific glassblower, designing and repairing laboratory glass. They can work with individual artists in their design studios. They can also work in museums and historic places to restore age-old glassworks which can be of extreme importance to the national heritage of any country.

Career Way

Diploma in Glass Design
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 4 years
Eligibility 10+2/Graduation/BFA/Diploma (for Bachelor/Diploma Courses), BFA/B. Des. in Ceramic & Glass/any related specialization (for MFA/M. Des.), 10th class (only for some diploma courses), Some colleges have specific age requirements for admission
Entrance Exam Different colleges/institutes have different criteria. One of the well- known entrance test is: NID (National Institute of Design) – Design Aptitude Test Some colleges take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹25,000 to ₹8,00,000
Mode Regular
Goal Glass Designer, Glass Artist


Andhra University College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
Anna University, Chennai
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI),
Kolkata Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata
Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad
Institute of Research Development and Training (IRDT), Kanpur
National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore
National Institute of Design(NID), Ahmedabad
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Rajasthan Technical University, Kota
Visva Bharti University, West Bengal

Key Skills

Creativity in Pattern/Colors
Designing Skills

Career Prospectous

Glass Designer / Stained Glass Designer / Freelance Designer
Glass Artist
Ceramic Designer
Product Designer
Glass Maker
Quality Controller
Marketing Executive
Ceramic / Glass Engineer


Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹10,000 to ₹20,000 per month.

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