The Ceramics degree provides an immersive academic experience in which students master the fundamentals of the form. Through advanced coursework, students explore the nuances of artistic avenues that best complement their professional and creative goals.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics is a four-year, 120 credit hour immersive course of study of the Ceramics medium.
NOTE: Students in Visual Art may also choose to focus primarily on Ceramics in their intermediate/advanced studies.
The first year is spent in Foundations where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills.
After the foundation year, Ceramics students will pursue instruction on a broad range of approaches and techniques including handbuilding, throwing, slip casting and mould making. Specialized surfaces, like earthenware low temperature majolica, decals, as well as stoneware and porcelain high temperature glazes, and atmospheric firings, such as gas reduction, salt, and wood are fundamental elements of the curriculum.
Ten of the major studio credit hours are capstone courses (normally taken both semesters of senior year) in which students work independently on the development of a cohesive portfolio of work that is strong in technique and concept.