Ranked in 2012, part of Fine Arts

In M.F.A. ceramics programs, students learn advanced clay and glaze formation skills through conceptual and technical assignments and may complete a visual thesis project before graduation. These are the best fine arts schools for ceramics.

Rank School name
#1 Alfred University—​New York State College of Ceramics

Alfred, NY

#2 Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#3 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

#4 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

#5 California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

#5 Ohio University

Athens, OH

#7 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

#8 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

#9 Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

#9 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

#9 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

#12 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

#13 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

#14 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#15 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

#16 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

#16 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Hope)

Bloomington, IN

#18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

#18 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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