The University of Dallas offers a complete graduate program in the field of ceramics.
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The MA and MFA programs offer a great deal of flexibility within the perimeter of
their scope. The latitude in the program is necessary for the complete and comprehensive
education that leads to the professional studio degree.
The total graduate student number for ceramics is limited. Studio spaces are private
and flexible in nature but communal in design. The selection of graduate students
is made on the basis of quality of transcript, variety of background experiences with
strong emphasis on letters of recommendation and the maturity of imagery documented
for portfolio presentation.
Incoming students are expected to have a wide repertoire of techniques and an extensive
exposure to the visual arts. Individual perception and application is expected as
common experiences and knowledge is gained through progressive course loads that are
required. Exposure to finishing techniques is made available to all students. Lectures
in glaze calculation, body formulation and old and new kiln construction techniques
are experienced in a practical studio application. Processes are not overly emphasized,
but visual integrity is expected. Regional and national exchange exhibitions are on
an annual basis as are workshops by visiting artists.