ribbon Accreditation

Our programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn more.

The School of Art offers the MFA in visual art with an emphasis in ceramics. Through concentrated study and experimentation, you will focus on your development as a professional artist.

What You Will Study

Total Credit Hours: 60

Your graduate coursework will be guided by your personal inquiry and augmented by close contact with your committee of faculty who you chose. Through your interactions with faculty and peers, you will explore ideas and techniques, interact with visiting artists and critics, and broaden your technical, aesthetic, and conceptual understanding of media within contemporary practice.

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Paying for Your Education

Graduate Assistantships in the School of Art

Working as a graduate assistant will give you meaningful, hands-on experience as you work alongside our expert faculty while helping pay for tuition. We offer both fulltime (20-hour) and part-time (10 hours) assistantships. Find a position.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Achieving Academic ExcellenceTed Neal
Ted Neal

Ted Neal knows how to harness fire for creative purposes, and he passes that knowledge onto his students. Learn more about his work.


Ready to Apply?

To be considered for Ball State's graduate program, you must have earned an undergraduate degree in animation, film, art, graphic design, illustration or other visual art areas. Admission is granted once a year. Using a cohort model of instruction, the coursework begins in the fall semester. There are no spring or summer admissions.

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