2017-2018 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Ceramic Arts, M.A.
Program Director: Joyce Michaud, M.F.A., firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-696-3526
The Master of Arts in Ceramic Arts program offers academic training in the aesthetics, 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 formation, clay development and firing theory. 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.
Candidates for the M.A. program must have obtained a prior baccalaureate degree, B.A. or B.F.A. as a studio arts major or equivalent training in ceramic arts.
To be considered for admission to the M.A. program, students must meet the admission requirements of the Hood College Graduate School. Interested parties must submit:
A completed application to the Hood College Graduate School as well as submitting official transcripts from all institutions attended. All applicants should submit a portfolio on CD of 20 images of personal work as 300 dpi digital images; a slide/image index with written objectives for the body of work; a résumé; an essay (no more than 500 words) discussing how the M.A. relates to previous experience, current direction, career and academic goals; and two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s recent work.
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Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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