- The Ceramics Department has incorporated 3D design and 3D printing into its core course requirements, demonstrating the department’s commitment to digital technology, a crucial tool in modern ceramics.
- Two-day workshops with prestigious ceramics artists are offered every semester thanks to a budget from the Andrag Foundation. Past workshop instructors include Bruce Dehnert, Hannah Thompset, and alumnus Doug Peltzman.
- The sculpture facilities encompass 10,000 square feet of studio space, and all sculpture BFA students are granted studios and access to all the tools. Individual studio space is provided for both graduate and undergraduate sculpture majors.
- Students are strongly encouraged to participate in research, internships, independent studies, and retreats in craft organizations. The department also travels yearly to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference with a large group of BFA and MFA students.
- Students have studied abroad in Italy and France, and a new overseas study agreement has been forged with the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel.
- Alumni have gone on to careers in education, design studios, publications, and nonprofit clay art centers.