Course Overview

New for 2023!

The focus of this is course is learning how to work with glass in the kiln, including fusing, slumping and casting.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to request a Syracuse University credit transcript.

Course Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Learn how to cut glass and work with large color palette. 
  • Learn how to heat and cool glass in a kiln.
  • Learn how to build forms in the kiln to give form and volume to slumped glass.
  • Learn transfer processes to put digital design and image into glass.
  • Learn sandcasting techniques for glass.

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number:

  • Credit: ARI 300
  • Noncredit: SCN 135

Format: On Campus (at Syracuse University)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school sophomore*, junior or senior status – or a 2023 high school graduate. 
*Rising sophomores are only eligible for the noncredit version of this course.

Credit: 3 credits** or Noncredit

**Prospective students wishing to take the course for college credit are required to submit a sample portfolio of 3-5 images of current artwork formatted in a single pdf document. Please include name, date, title, and dimensions. Images in the sample portfolio do not need to be in the medium of the course to be taken but should emphasize creativity and technical accomplishment.


  • Credit: A-F
  • Noncredit: Pass/Fail



  • Residential: $4,535
  • Commuter: $3,589


  • Residential: $3,945
  • Commuter: $2,999

Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees. Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – On Campus: Experience what college is really like: take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in activities and events on campus.

“My experience at Syracuse University Summer College Online was great. As a rising junior, it gave me insight into what it would be like to be a college student. I definitely plan on taking another SU Summer College course next year and I have already encouraged my friends to do the same!”

— Catherine D.., Summer College Online Student, 2020

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesSynchronous Class Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – On Campus2-Week Session II: Sunday, July 16 – Friday, July 28, 2023MTWThF;
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3 credits or NoncreditClosed
Class times subject to change.

Course Requirements

Required Supplies

Students should budget for required textbooks and supplies.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students will attend lectures, studio time and kiln time.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College – On Campus activities to meet and connect with other students! Check out our On Campus Experience page for more information!

Academic Field Trips

Potential field trips include a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass.

Faculty Bios

Eric Jager

Bio TBD.

Jessie McClanahan

Bio TBD.

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