With an MFA in ceramics you'll enhance your artistic expression through the study of aesthetics and theory.
Students develop skills related to the techniques of hand building, wheel throwing, firing methods, press molding, and slipcasting. They can craft primitive pots, dramatic and elaborate glazed vases, sculpture or practical and beautiful dinnerware. In order to achieve the desired occupational goals, the educational objectives of the Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture Program seek to stimulate creative imagination and technical invention, develop knowledge of process and command of skills and foster appreciation not only of the crafts but also the related arts.
Program facilities equipment
The School for American Crafts boasts the latest equipment in all areas of design, arts, crafts, and a wide variety of other resources that aid students in their technical development. Some resources include Indoor kiln room, Glaze room, Loading dock, and raw materials storage area, Clay preparation areas, Kilns, potters wheels, clay, glazing and studio equipment.
Program job titles reported
Craft Artist; Artist-in-Residence; Sculptor; Studio Technician
Select program hiring partners
Buffalo China, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Morovian Tile, Vermont Clay Studio, Williamsburg Colonial Village, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Buck’s Rock Performing & Creative Arts Camp, MacKenzie-Childs, Simon Pearce
Cooperative Education and Internships
What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.
Cooperative education, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities are optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MFA in ceramics.