About this course
The Hood College Master of Arts in Ceramic Arts program offers academic training in the aesthetics, creative processes, science, technology and management of a career in the ceramic arts. Lectures and critiques provide students 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 formulation, clay body development and firing theory. The combination of skill building, the practical application of the science and technology of the ceramic arts, art history and personal aesthetic exploration lead to the development of exhibition-quality work.
The program culminates with a comprehensive exam and a capstone exhibition of original ceramic art. With full-time study, the Master of Arts in Ceramic Arts may be completed in two calendar years; part-time study allows up to seven years for completion. Hood College graduate programs are designed for working adults and distance learners. Classes are offered in various formats, including evenings, weekends, four-day, one-week and two-week intensive courses.