The MFA Program
The Ceramics program cultivates the conceptual, technical, and professional growth of its graduate students by providing an environment balanced between pragmatic skill development, critical and theoretical dialogue, and intensive studio research.
Faculty guide students in independent research and individual approaches to their practice, and the curricular structure challenges them to critically evaluate their work within both a material-specific and an interdisciplinary framework, as well as in both theoretical and pragmatic contexts. Students are encouraged to work with methodologies that explore the boundaries of the field while demonstrating an understanding of historic and contemporary ecologies. With private graduate studios within the program's expansive 10,000 square foot facility and access to a broad range of traditional and contemporary technologies, the program seeks to provide students with the resources and the latitude necessary to develop an authentic, significant contribution to the field.