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Ceramics BFA

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124 credit, four-year program of study

Students in the BFA Ceramics option are exposed to a spectrum of styles and philosophies within a given structure, and are encouraged to seek and find their own personal direction and solutions.

The undergraduate Ceramics program provides a balance between traditional and non-traditional work, encouraging the exploration of both sculptural and functional concepts. Students learn how to use clay and glaze materials, to build and fire kilns, and to utilize the history of their craft. Faculty encourage individual explorations in the student's pursuit towards a career in the ceramic arts.

As an undergraduate ceramics student, students will work with terra cotta, stoneware, and porcelain, exploring low temperature and high temperature kiln firing. Students learn a variety of clay techniques and forming processes, including hand-building, wheel-throwing, and slipcasting.

Requirements for Admission

All applicants must meet portfolio requirements as an element in the department's admission decision. Additional materials may be required. All applicants must also follow UMass Dartmouth's admissions procedures detailed in the University Catalogue.