Ceramics, Master | Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, United States
24 months
56435 USD/year
56435 USD/year
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Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design offers a contemporary, urban context for rigorous investigation and dialogue in support of individual artistic development. 


At Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design students engage in independent studio work in ceramics, both on campus and off—through field research and participation in conferences in New York, Boston, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. Through active participation in studio critiques and seminars, graduate students investigate the social, historical, philosophical and technical foundations of ceramics, critical theory and contemporary issues. They learn to articulate their ideas through written and verbal communication as well as visual presentation.

Graduates with Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design will be able to:

  • analyze fields of study in ceramics from different philosophical and historical perspectives
  • perfect clay construction, material experimentation and effects of firing
  • identify qualities in works of art and be able to reconstitute these qualities through making
  • understand the medium as a vehicle for expression and cultural advancement
  • distinguish roles of form and function in an object
  • collaborate through dialogue and making
  • articulate and develop one's own visual language and manner of making
  • demonstrate installation skills and aesthetic sensibility for exhibiting work
  • evaluate one's own motivations for a chosen direction of work
  • situate one's work in both historical and contemporary contexts and base development of a chosen form on a thorough understanding of history
  • manage and maintain a professional studio practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studio Ceramics
  • Ceramic Material Science
  • Ceramic History
  • Source Presentation
  • Non-major studio elective
  • Open elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
    • Academic transcripts
    • Portfolio
    • Statement of purpose
    • Writing sample
    • Letters of recommendation
    • English language proficiency test

Tuition Fee

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    56435 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    56435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 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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