Bachelor of Fine Art in Ceramics (BFA) - A Professional Studio Practice Degree
Ceramics is a material-based art and design practice. The Ceramics Program is directed by Associate Professor Anat Shiftan and includes Assistant Professor Bryan Czibesz. Instructional support is provided by Michael Humphreys. Studies in the program are based on traditional material training and incorporate contemporary ceramics practices and new technologies. Ceramics research requires a wide range of technical and technological skills, command of formal and design principles, and knowledge of the history of ceramics, fine art, and contemporary sociopolitical and cultural dialog. Students are inspired to become creative and informed makers, analytical and critical thinkers, and artist leaders or educators who actively contribute to the field of ceramics. The proximity to New York City allows us to take advantage of the city's resources such as museums and exhibition spaces as well as sending students to do internships, apprenticeships, studio assistantships and attend lectures and workshops in other institutions. Students enjoy a rigorous curriculum in a state-of-the-art facility with teachers who are actively engaged artists and designers who exhibit and lecture internationally.