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Ceramics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) , PA,
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, welcomes students into a diverse community of thinkers and makers who challenge traditional processes in a forward-looking way.


Program Overview

Led by a faculty of practicing artists in state-of-the-art facilities, Ceramics majors at Temple University work in a close-knit environment, side-by-side with graduate students, as they explore traditional and experimental clay techniques. The program draws on the energy and resources of the urban landscape of Philadelphia—a city with a longstanding clay culture and vibrant visual art scene—to forge community partnerships that lead to broader, inclusive perspectives, conversations and exchanges of ideas.

Students learn product design and production, studio management and gallery installation, as well as critical thinking and problem solving—transferable skills that help prepare them for success in any artistic discipline or profession, including as educators, gallery operators, architectural designers, curators and more. Students also have opportunities for internships in Philadelphia’s densely networked clay community.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginning Ceramics
  • Intermediate Ceramics
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Advanced Ceramics 
  • Business Practices in Crafts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript

International Students

  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18780 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18780 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    22632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11316 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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