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ceramics

Blend art, technology and science into your practice. 

Development of technical expertise, design, and conceptual approaches are emphasized to expand the student’s aesthetic vocabulary. Our goal is to help students gain insight into their professional approach to art-making and commitment in their active pursuit of process and self-discovery as 

ceramic artists. 


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Study ceramics abroad in summer and fall Ceramics in China courses in Jingdezhen, China. Advance your undergraduate, graduate and professional-level studies in ceramics and learn basic language, culture and Chinese ceramic art history. Through a unique partnership with the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, students can travel and study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists. The Ceramics in China courses offer access to the Ceramics Technology Global Research Center, which promotes creative exploration at the intersection of advanced technology and ceramics. 


WVU is one of only a few schools left in the nation with a ceramics production line, bringing student productions to the general public. A production class creates hundreds of items available at semi-annual ceramics sales that helps further field study and educational opportunities for students.


The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics is a nationally-recognized program. The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with an emphasis in ceramics fuses art and technology, which recently boosted it into one of the top 20 graduate art programs in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.


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