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Ceramics, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oakland, TN, United States
Ceramic art offered by California College of the Arts incorporates a wide range of disciplines, including printmaking, sculpture, and glass. Students learn to develop an intensive studio practice that incorporates many different perspectives, materials, and techniques.
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Blur the boundaries between art, design, and architecture

Our BFA in Ceramics program offered by California College of the Arts is nationally recognized. We train students to become interdisciplinary artists and nimble collaborators. Students investigate the history of ceramic arts, contemporary theory, and material possibilities within the context of an art and design school. The college’s ties to the Arts and Crafts movement and the Bay Area’s thriving contemporary art scene attracts many renowned visitors for our yearly lecture series. Students also benefit from project-based work that introduces them to architects, geologists, painters, writers, and more.

Potential career paths

  • Pottery and ceramic studio owner
  • Art school educator
  • Self-employed artist
  • Gallery owner
  • Designer and fabricator
  • Clothing/jewelry small business owner

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:

  • Ceramics 1
  • Ceramics 2: Glaze Technology
  • Contemporary Issues in Craft Theory
  • Craft Workshop
  • Ceramics Workshop
  • Digital Tools: 3D
  • Advanced Ceramics Workshop
  • Junior Tutorial
  • Senior Project: Ceramics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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