As a ceramics major, you'll master a range of clay forming processes—wheel-throwing, hand-building, slipcasting, and 3D printing—to develop both individual studio expression and industrial applications in ceramics.

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You will explore tableware design, large-scale installation, and architectural tile work—as well as a full range of sculptural and functional concepts.

The BFA in Ceramics can lead to a career as a studio artist, ceramics technician, educator, exhibitions director, gallery coordinator, industrial designer, installation artist, kiln builder, moldmaker, sculptor, or potter.

The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities.


James Lawton

Art & Design
Star Store, New Bedford 421


Rebecca Hutchinson

Art & Design
Star Store, New Bedford 422