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Admission Requirements

Students applying to the M.A. in Ceramic Arts program should submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • One copy of official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended;
  • An essay (500 words or less) discussing previous academic and personal experience with clay, current work and professional goals in relation to the master's degree;
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with recent work (letters can be emailed to gofurther@hood.edu); and
  • A portfolio on a CD with 300dpi digital images to include
    • 20 images of current work;
    • A corresponding image list stating title of work, medium, size and dates of completion;
    • An artist statement about the portfolio work addressing concept, objectives and process; and
    • Résumé.

Candidates for the M.A. in Ceramic Arts program must have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent training in the ceramic arts. Students with an undergraduate degree in an area other than ceramics who provide evidence of life experience and skill in the ceramic arts may be accepted with permission of the program director.