The 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 MFA 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.
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.
Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in studio art and a 2.75 overall grade-point average (3.0 in the art major).
Fall Admission - February 2
For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Peter Christian Johnson, Assistant Professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-3360.
Master of Arts
23 hours – studio studies
3 hours – Art History elective
6 hours – ART 67199, M.A. Thesis
Master of Fine Arts
36 hours – studio studies
9 hours – electives
9 hours – Art History electives
6 hours – ART 69199 M.F.A. Thesis