Graduate Program in Ceramics

Ceramics studentThe School of Art offers both the Master of Arts degree in Studio Art and the Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top graduate programs in the visual arts, the School of Art at Kent State University provides abundant opportunities for graduate students to advance their skills in all areas of studio art. We offer the only M.F.A. program in northeast Ohio, and the only program in the state of Ohio to offer this breadth of studio specialties.

Kent State University offers a dynamic two-year graduate program in ceramics with an intense focus on artistic development. Through mentorship and a broad spectrum of course offerings, students work closely with faculty advisors to find their own voice as artists. Studio practice is supplemented with art history seminars, visiting artist lectures, summer workshops, and travel study programs to New York City, culminating in a solo M.A. or M.F.A. thesis exhibition.

Learn about Our M.A. in Studio Art

Learn about our M.F.A. in Studio Art

Highlights of our program include:

  • Dedicated studio space for graduate students
  • Competitive Graduate Assistantships that offer tuition remission and a stipend
  • Working with a range of graduate faculty 
  • Renowned visiting artist program
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and tools 
  • Travel study opportunities every semester

All of the School of Art studios and classrooms are located under one roof in the Center for the Visual Arts, which had its grand opening in 2016.

See Our Ceramics Facilities

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Peter Christian Johnson, Associate Professor, at or 330-672-3360.