Masters degree

Be the voice of contemporary craft.

Martina Lantin, ACAD Faculty, Ceramics, "Iterative Imitation", detail, 2015 Photo credit: Christina Hills

ACAD’s MFA in Craft Media is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, studio-based program that gives you the freedom to explore possibilities, push limits, and reimagine your practice.

The experience

Students enjoy an immersive learning environment with plenty of opportunity to experiment with materials, engage with ideas, and be challenged to push the boundaries of what is possible as they generate and apply original knowledge. 

Small class sizes encourage interaction with and mentorship by exceptional faculty who are master practitioners and respected scholars.

Robust rosters of visiting artists, dedicated studio technicians, a specialty library, and the renowned Illingworth Kerr Gallery ensure students have a rich learning environment and lots of support.

The faculty

Led by critically acclaimed, practicing artists, students enjoy unparalleled mentorship, inspiration, and support in this exciting, intensive graduate program.

The program

Designed as a 20-month residency, the program has some flexibility in spring and summer semesters for off-campus, credit-fulfilling activity (such as national/international workshops and travel residencies), with approval by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

The core of the program is practice-led, autonomous research. Students may concentrate upon a specific discipline: CeramicsFibreGlass or Jewellery + Metals, or they may choose cross-disciplinary or hybrid programs of study. Students may also initiate partnerships during the course of their research with other programs such as Photography, Print Media, and Media Arts. 

Courses in craft history, theory, research, and professional practice (pedagogy), underpin the intense studio practice. Individual Plans of Study and Research (IPSR) will be developed by students, outlining a personal vision and level of critical and innovative thinking to position them as leaders in their chosen fields.

Learn more about the structure and content of the MFA program.

More information

Please contact the The Research + Graduate Studies Office (RGSO) for further information.

Structure and content

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