M.A. On Campus

Ceramic Arts

Hood College

24 months
490 USD/credit 8820 USD/year
490 USD/credit 8820 USD/year
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Lectures and critiques provide Ceramic Arts students at the Hood College with an understanding of the history of ceramics and the issues and ideas that underpin contemporary work in all aspects of the medium, as well as a firm grounding in the science of glaze formation, clay development and firing theory.


The Master of Arts in Ceramic Arts program at the Hood College offers academic training in the aesthetics, science, technology and management of a career in the ceramic arts.  Practical application of the science and technology of the ceramic arts will combine with skill building and individual exploration to develop exhibition-quality work demonstrating personal aesthetic expression. The M.A. requires an exhibition of original ceramic art work and culminates in a comprehensive exam. With full time study, the Master of Arts in Ceramic Arts may be accomplished in two calendar years; part time study allows up to seven years for completion.


  • 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 written form.

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 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 MA 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 degree
  • 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

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 490 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8820 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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