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Ceramic Arts

Hood College

24 months
14700 USD/year
14700 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Arts at the Hood College offers comprehensive research in the ceramic arts, and provides academic preparation for matriculating students pursuing professional careers in personal artistic exploration, arts instruction at all levels, community arts programs and museum positions. Creation of ceramic art is a multidisciplinary confluence of science and art. 


The production of three-dimensional works of art in the ceramic medium is a continuing exercise in critically assessing the results of a complex series of deliberate experiments culminating in an aesthetic judgment, documentation and exhibition. The M.F.A. in Ceramic Arts degree program at the Hood College will ground students in the scientific requirements of ceramic arts and develop critical understanding of the aesthetics involved in exploring the third dimension.


  • The student will gain a broad knowledge base of a variety of studio art media, develop technical skills, gain an awareness of historical movements and comprehend universal aesthetic concepts.
  • The student will develop the ability to observe, cultivating analytical and creative thinking skills.
  • The student will develop a process for articulating aesthetic ideas and the ability to communicate their personal aesthetic intentions visually in their art work, verbally, and in the written word.
  • The student will develop a critical understanding of art, aesthetics and cultural education
  • The student will gain a sense of purpose and responsibility for the role an artist plays in society and how an artist effects societal change.
  • The student will develop the ability to analyze formal design issues both literally and conceptually.
  • The student will gain the ability to seek the challenge of higher learning environments, to become confident artists, intellectually sound risk takers, career oriented professionals and ultimately empowered citizens meeting the challenges of today’s society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Glaze Application
  • East Asian Wedged Coil Technique
  • Ceramic Wheel: Masters' Throwing Concepts
  • Ceramic Sculpture
  • Ceramic Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

For students applying to the MFA in ceramic arts program, please submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • One copy of official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended
  • An essay (500 words or less) discussing previous academic and personal experience with clay, current work and professional goals in relation to the MFA
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with recent work
  • A portfolio on CD with 300dpi digital images to include
  • 20 images of current work
  • A corresponding image list stating title of work, medium, size and dates of completion
  • An artist statement about the portfolio work addressing concept, objectives and process
  • Résumé.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 490 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    14700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 490 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Frederick

950 - 1350 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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