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The M.F.A. program integrates creative research, contemporary theory, and studio practice culminating in a solo exhibition.
This broad and intensive terminal degree experience focuses on intellectual and creative growth, fostering students' practice and preparing them for a lifetime of accomplishment and meaningful contribution as culture creators. The program frames the individual needs of each student through the development of conceptual, aesthetic, and advanced technical skills.
The program is led by engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research.
This degree will prepare graduates for diverse career pathways in education, museum work and the arts.
Employment opportunities include:
Graduates may pursue opportunities in ceramics restoration and serve as advisers with respect to museum displays, or regarding the cleaning of and caring for antique ceramics.
Ceramics artists may be self-employed entrepreneurs or work for manufacturers or large-scale studios. These businesses can focus on tableware production, home furnishings, tourism and cottage industry, and commissions for private clients.
Overall employment of fine artists is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.