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Unique Experiences

You'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of methods and techniques to develop your skill.

You'll learn technical methods of clay construction, such as coil, slab and wheel and apply them in traditional and nontraditional formats. In addition, you'll learn clay composition, glaze chemistry and kiln construction. Students can fire their work in electric, gas, wood or salt kiln as well as alternative firing techniques like pit, sagar and raku. Advanced students have their own studio spaces and lead teams in the firing of all the university kilns.


  • Clay and glaze mixersCeramics Studio
  • Extruder, slab roller and wheels
  • Free bulk materials (clay, slip and glazes)
  • Mold-making facilities
  • Fully equipped casting facilities
  • Wood, gas and electric kilns
  • Installation/gallery space
  • Walk-in spray booth
  • Cold working equipment: Lapping machine, water feed drill press with diamond coring bits, large diamond brick wet saw, diamond tile wet saw

B.F.A Ceramics Courses

ART 251 - Ceramics I
 ART 252 - Ceramics-Intermediate
ART 256 - Ceramics Intermediate
ART 355 - Ceramics Techniques
ART 356 - Ceramics: Slip Casting/Moldmaking
ART 455 - Ceramics: Advanced Techniques
ART 456 - Ceramics: Glaze Chemistry/Kiln Theory
ART 491 - Ceramics Independent Study

Undergraduate Core Requirements