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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design

Ceramics Area Philosophy

The mission of our ceramics concentration is to support students in the skill-based, intellectual, and personal development necessary for professional artists.  Our curriculum addresses the importance of technical information and skill, and requires rigorous ideation and critique processes through which students train to articulate their visual and conceptual language.  Our facilities and studios accommodate all aspects of ceramics processes and maximize the benefits of community-based learning.  East Carolina University School of Art and Design offers bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts degrees with a concentration in Ceramics.


Undergraduate courses in ceramics include hand building, wheel throwing, mold making and casting, kiln design and construction, clay and glaze chemistry, problems in installation, individual researches, and senior exhibition.

MFA candidates complete 60 semester-hour credits during their three-year residency.  Graduate-level work focuses on individual researches and one-on-one mentoring with faculty.  Graduate courses include seminars, readings, professional practices, and thesis.  Research and teaching assistantships are available.