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Ceramics, B. F. A

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
The Ceramics program at the State University of New York Fredonia will expose you to both traditional and contemporary methods of creative expression with clay. You will develop extensive hand-building techniques and skill on the potter's wheel as well as the technical knowledge for managing ceramics glazing and firing. 


The Ceramics program at the State University of New York Fredonia states that natural gas, electric, and raku kilns are available for use at various temperature ranges for oxidation, reduction stoneware, and raku firing techniques. Hands-on studio experience is supported by abundant visual exposure to global, historical, and contemporary artworks in clay

The Fredonia Difference

Our program fosters a love of clay and promotes individual creativity among student artists/artisans, preparing you for life-long involvement in ceramics. New well-equipped studios totaling more than 10,588 sq. feet for ceramics and sculpture offer a significant resource for work in 3D media. The ceramics facility in Rockefeller Arts Center centers around a main instructional area with hand-building and wheel-throwing equipment, digital projector, large projection screen, and wi-fi access. 

Adjacent spaces include a kiln room, fully stocked glaze lab, clay mixing room, plaster room, an outdoor kiln patio used for primitive and atmospheric firings, a student exhibition/critique space, and multiple small, informal display areas. Nearby sculpture studios provide easy access to woodworking and metal fabrication shops. Fredonia has a competitive application process that requires the submission of an art portfolio.

Career Opportunities

  • Professional craft/fine artist
  • Art teacher
  • Art therapy
  • Gallery/museum positions
  • Historic restoration/conservation
  • Industrial design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Visual Concepts
  • Pottery on the Wheel
  • Figure Modeling
  • Visiting Artist Program
  • Art in Culture From Prehistory to 1400
  • Humanities

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • First-Year applicants should provide secondary school transcripts and proof of graduation. 
  • Transfer applicants should provide university transcripts and transcript evaluation through a NACES certified company.
  • Recommendation letters are an important aspect of the graduate school application for Fredonia. The information provided in recommendation letters is used as evidence of your overall potential to succeed as a graduate student.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    762 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 762 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    762 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 762 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 354 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fredonia

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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