The MA in Critical Craft Studies is a low-residency graduate program in craft history and theory. 

  • The first MA program of its kind in the U.S. 
  • Centering craft in the conversation, honoring individual’s experiences and teaching a range of critical tools to actively shape history and theory.  
  • Faculty and Mentors are drawn from the US and abroad – a collaborative approach that brings thinking from multiple fields together to shape a new field of craft studies. 
  • Students bring diverse experience working in galleries, museums, art centers, exhibiting their work in the US and abroad, writing, teaching in classrooms and workshops, serving on boards of craft organizations of all sizes and locations. And every student enrolled has experience with making through craft, some through learning from their families, others through their livelihoods, and still others through earning a BFA or MFA in a craft media.  

Learn more about the MA in Critical Craft Studies, our students,and our Faculty here.


The MA in Critical Craft Studies Scholarship for BIPOC Students was established by the Class of 2020.  Your support – with a gift to the fund and by purchasing the MA’s first publication – “Mapping Craft: This is how we meet” – provides scholarships for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color for the program.