This study presents art education in graduate programs in Turkey. And puts forth which programs and methods applied during the graduate education in the aim of attaining academic artists in our counry. Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Ceramic contributes this aim since its establishment. This study also presents all musts and methods of graduate art education by an example of a Profficiency in Art distertation. This example distertation was completed between 2008 and 2012 years by Berker with the supervision of Prof. Dr. Terviel. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.