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Visual Art: Ceramics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
Learn to handbuild, throw, slip cast and make molds. Specialized surfaces, like earthenware low temperature majolica, decals, as well as stoneware and porcelain high temperature glazes and atmospheric firings, like gas reduction, salt, and wood are taught as fundamental elements of the curriculum.


Both contemporary and historical ceramic and art history is incorporated in studio classes as well as regular group and individual critiques. Advanced classes are not project based allowing students to focus their work and personal explorations while maintaining a vital interactive studio experience with fellow students and faculty with scheduled critiques, readings, discussions, visiting artists and slide lectures. Courses in kilns and clay and glaze formulation broaden student knowledge.


Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Ceramics
  • Concepts and Methods: Wheel Throwing
  • Concepts & Methods: Hand Building
  • Mold Making and Slip Casting
  • Advanced Topics in Ceramics
  • Advanced Special Topics Ceramics
  • Advanced Mold Making and Slip Casting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Entrance into the M.A. degree program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  Applicants must have an overall undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • One official transcript from each college and post-secondary institution you have attended (whether you earned a degree or not).  
  • A completed application form and non-refundable application fee submitted online to Graduate Studies.  The application fee - $65 for domestic applicants, and $85 for international applicants – is paid via secure server.
  • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation from former or current instructors 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      977 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      977 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
    • In-State

      420 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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    Living costs for Lawrence

    • 900 - 1400 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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