Ceramic Arts, M.A. | Hood College | Frederick, United States
24 months
500 USD/credit 9000 USD/year
500 USD/credit 9000 USD/year
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Through lectures and critiques, Ceramic Arts students from Hood College explore the history of ceramics and the issues and ideas that underpin contemporary work.


Ceramic Arts coursework at Hood College provides firm grounding in the science of glazes, clay body development and firing theory. 

Through practical application of this understanding, students take their work to the exhibition level. Additionally, they acquire meaningful insights regarding the teaching of ceramic arts, as well as managing a successful career as an artist.

Learn from renowned ceramic 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. 
  • Special course topics taught by renowned guest artists add another dimension of creative expression and research. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ceramic Wheel: Masters' Throwing Concepts
  • Eastern & Western Tech in Trimming
  • East Asian Wedged Coil Technique
  • Ceramic Sculpture
  • Ceramic Decoration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 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 M.A.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with recent work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9000 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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