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Ceramics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Marlboro, VT, United States
In the Ceramics program of Marlboro College, a focus on studio ceramics includes exploration of a variety of firing methods, techniques, approaches, and conceptual frameworks.
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Ceramics is one of the world’s oldest art mediums, and involved study includes a measure of appreciation for this history. Functional, sculptural, and architectural ceramics all play into a greater understanding of the possibilities available to the ceramic artist. The Ceramics program of Marlboro College provides students with the chance to develop technical skills alongside an enriched understanding of craft philosophy. Students are encouraged to engage with the processes of making finished clay pieces, and also with pertinent methods of probing personal investigations in the field.

Serious work in ceramics provides the opportunity for a unique conjunction of analytical thought and physical action. Acquired knowledge of materials, forming methods, and techniques are complemented by a study of historical and contemporary ceramics history and craft discourse. Students will be encouraged to apply this knowledge to the growing understanding of their critical and aesthetic sensibility. The essential enjoyment and satisfaction of making things is central to ceramic exploration.

Some areas of particular interest include functional ceramics, surface decoration, low temperature techniques, slip casting and mold-making, contemporary craft criticism and discourse, and modern design. There are many connections between the study of ceramics and work in other academic disciplines, and interdisciplinary Plans of Concentration are encouraged.

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
  • Topics in Ceramics
  • Focus on the Essential: The Bowl
  • To Contain and Deliver: Wheel Throwing
  • Setting & Sets: Tableware as Sculpture
  • Wheel Throwing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • If you studied in a non-English speaking country, we require a certified translation of your transcripts. For high school transcripts, please also send an explanation of the grading system and course structure at your school
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay
  • An academic writing sample
  • Demonstration of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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