Ceramic Arts, Master | Hood College | Frederick, United States
24 months
500 USD/credit 15000 USD/year
500 USD/credit 15000 USD/year
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The Ceramic Arts program from Hood College prepares students to contribute original knowledge and creativity to the field of ceramics.


Courses are designed to guide artists far beyond the hobbyist stage, becoming visual communicators of ideas, concepts and passion through art. 

Students in the Ceramic Arts degree at Hood College explore the subtle nuances and details of aesthetic expression as they refine the practical application of science and technology in their work, conduct advanced thesis research and prepare for a solo gallery exhibition.

Work alongside renowned artists

  • Faculty members are accomplished ceramic artists and well-known specialists in areas such as East Asian coil techniques, structural strength, wheel techniques, large-scale stoneware and porcelain, ceramic engineering, wood firing, exhibition development and public art. 

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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application to the Hood College Graduate School.
  • One copy of official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended (official transcripts required upon acceptance prior to enrollment).
  • An essay (500 words or less) discussing previous experience with ceramics/craft medias, current work and professional goals in relation to the MFA.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with recent work (letters can be emailed to gofurther@hood.edu).
  • A portfolio of high quality 300 DPI images in PDF format to include

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 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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