B.F.A. in Art with a Concentration in Ceramics
Our undergraduate ceramics concentration will introduce you to clay as a medium with a great deal of cross-disciplinary potential within visual arts. Current practice in this field extends into every other area of artistic practice, including installation art, video, graphics, interactive media and all traditional media. As a student in our program, you will be encouraged to explore and exploit those connections.
In order to make these connections accessible and attainable, we begin at the beginning by providing you with a strong background in basic skills. Then, our advanced classes will give you new perspectives based on the connections to other media, including sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital media and design. In addition, moldmaking, kilnbuilding and glaze chemistry are occasionally taught as part of our summer course schedule rotation.
Philosophically, the ceramics concentration is inclusive of both sculptural and design-based approaches, challenging you to find a unique direction and then develop it to its highest level. You will be required to develop self-sufficiency in technical areas by taking responsibility for your own firings while learning a variety of other skills that will allow you to continue to create high quality ceramic artwork after leaving the academic environment.