Ceramics, M.A. | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, United States
24 months
54176 USD/year
54176 USD/year
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The Ceramics program of Rochester Institute of Technology develops your intellectual and artistic thinking through an extensive curriculum.


In the Ceramics program of Rochester Institute of Technology students will rigorously examine the work of historical and contemporary artists and craftspeople as you expand your knowledge of the techniques within the ceramics field. In-depth critiques give you a deep understanding of your own work as well as your peers to enhance your artistic expression and personal voice. 

Earning your MFA in ceramics will deepen your understanding of aesthetics, forming processes, and fine art theory.

The ceramics program focuses on artistic development through an intensive teaching of the aesthetics and techniques of ceramic design.

Graduate studio courses, seminar courses, and in-depth critiques, in conjunction with thesis planning and implementation, provide students with a deep understanding of not only their own work but the work of other students and their peers. Students examine the creativity, perceptions, aesthetics, and criticism of the work of contemporary artists and craftspeople in courses and discussions. 

Thesis reviews track students' progress towards the final thesis presentation, which is completed when a formal critique and evaluation is performed by the thesis committee. 

Typical Job Titles

  • Craft Artist
  • Sculptor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ceramics Graduate Studio
  • Technology in Studio
  • Studio Art Research
  • Ideation and Series
  • Business Practices for Studio Artists
  • Research and Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college in a field of arts, sciences, or education.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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