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Ceramics, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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  • Ceramic history is implicitly tied to technology, labor, art, utility, culture, and human survival. In an age when contemporary art can no longer be constrained by traditional media-specific categorizations, the Ceramics curriculum is considered in the broader context of contemporary art. A diversity of approaches is encouraged, and an experimental approach is essential.
  • This concentration prepares students to enter the rapidly changing field of visual communication through exposure to historical and contemporary technical and theoretical issues. Students are offered exposure to extracurricular opportunities ranging from participation in the AIGA Student Chapter, a national organization of visual communication, to various applied projects for the University and the greater community. Students gain exposure through open critiques and public exhibitions designed to reinforce their identities as communicators who are responsible to and involved with an audience.
  • Illustration is the art of communicating concise ideas with images using formats including picture books, graphic novels, animation, magazines, newspapers, and other media. The Illustration concentration cultivates each student's unique vision while preparing him or her to translate it into a wide range of traditional and emerging media.
  • The Individualized concentration provides students with the opportunity to design a program of study that is not readily attained through one of the other concentrations. An Individualized concentration typically combines related courses from different disciplines, or even from different departments at the University. Advisers from each academic department or concentration are involved in the design and implementation of the concentration. Criteria for acceptance include the coherence of the program and its purpose, such as a career goal or plans for graduate study in an interdisciplinary area, and conformity to the overall BFA studio art standards. An example of an individualized concentration would be one in Digital Fabrication: students can elect a combination of 3D Fabrication, Graphic Design, Digital Imaging, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Metals and Jewelry courses to create an individualized concentration in Digital Fabrication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ceramics I
  • Ceramics II
  • Ceramics III
  • Ceramics IV
  • Early Renaissance Art
  • Baroque Art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts. Official High School Transcripts (in English )
  • Test Scores. International students must submit either SAT/ACT or Proof of English language proficiency
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Declaration of Financial Support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Glenside

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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