Undergraduate degrees in ceramics offer the basic techniques of clay forming (hand-building, casting, and throwing), the use of slips and glazes, and firing processes such as stoneware, low-fire, and raku, with an emphasis on experimentation with the medium to investigate individual interests. The M.F.A. is the terminal degree in studio ceramics. It is for qualified students planning careers as professional artists, either working independently or as artist-teachers on the college or art school levels. Graduate Teaching Assistantships with tuition reduction and stipend, and Graduate Scholarships with full tuition waiver are available.