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Undergraduate: Program Overview

Bachelor of Fine Art in Ceramics (BFA)

A Professional Studio Practice Degree in Ceramics


The Ceramics program nurtures individual growth in a supportive community with student-to-student dialogue and invested instructors who are engaged in teaching and in providing technical support. Students are involved in studio operations and learn all aspects of maintaining a ceramic studio practice. Students are encouraged to experience fieldwork and internship assignments that provide hands-on professional experience. In addition, our community travels to professional conferences, museums and regional exhibitions.

Studies in the program are based on a traditional material training and incorporate contemporary ceramics practices and new technologies. Ceramics research requires a wide range of technical skills, command of formal and design principles, and knowledge of the history of ceramics, fine art, and of contemporary sociopolitical and cultural dialogue.

Students are inspired to become creative and informed art makers, analytical and critical thinkers, and artist leaders or educators who actively contribute to the field. Students enjoy a rigorous curriculum in a state-of-the-art facility with teachers who are actively engaged artists who exhibit and lecture internationally.

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