Ceramics Option - Studio Arts BFA Option

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The ceramics degree option lets you explore your artistic expression in a dynamic environment. The curriculum focuses on intellectual development and practical knowledge within the context of art, craft, and design. You will learn the fundamental processes within ceramics, such as wheel-throwing, hand-building, mold-making, glazing, and material science. Individual critiques and group discussion will develop your personal aesthetic and enhance your critical thinking skills. RIT’s ceramics degree option prepares you with the professional and practical skills needed to establish a career in your field. This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA program.

The ceramics option provides a dynamic environment where intellectual discourse and craftsmanship thrives. Students focus on intellectual development, technical skill, and practical knowledge. The curriculum supports a range of fundamental topics within ceramics, such as sculpture, pottery, mold-making, glazing, firing, and material science and personal aesthetic development with individual critiques and group discussions. Students selecting this option are equipped with the professional and practical skills necessary to operate a studio business.


  • Performing and Fine Arts

  • Design

  • Higher Education

  • Museum

Typical Job Titles

Art Critic Artist-in-Residence
Ceramic Artist Clay and Glaze Chemist
Commercial Designer Curatorial Assistant
Gallery Owner Independent Designer
Materials Specialist Slip-casting Technician
Sculptor Studio Manager
Studio Technician

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Admission Requirements

This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA. Please visit the degree program page for admission requirements.

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