Ceramics Option - Studio Arts BFA Option
Studio Arts BFA
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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.
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Careers and Salary Info
Typical Job Titles
|Ceramic Artist||Clay and Glaze Chemist|
|Commercial Designer||Curatorial Assistant|
|Gallery Owner||Independent Designer|
|Materials Specialist||Slip-casting Technician|
Capstone work from Carly Trine ’21 (Ceramics).
Sculpture and Self Portraiture
The elephant ceramic sculpture was completed for the sophomore animal project, an assignment to create a sculpture representing a human-animal relationship.
“Teddy” (above) “The rhinoceros I created is named Theodore, or Teddy for short,” Draper said. “He is the result of a project that we did in the first semester of my sophomore year. My...
Course Explores Traditional and Contemporary Pottery
A ceramics class for non-majors allowed students from various disciplines to investigate the connective tissue between the earliest forms of the field and the contemporary pottery practices of...
Why You Belong in RIT's College of Art and Design
Todd Jokl, Mari Jaye Blanchard, Melissa Dawson, Clay Patrick McBride
Get an in-depth look at RIT's College of Art and Design from our faculty and students. Let us share with you how our community of artists pushes the boundaries of creativity and innovation. And...
After graduating with two degrees from RIT, Daniel Pfohl ’18 (Ceramics), ’19 MST (Visual Arts-All Grades) went on to work alongside award-winning potter Simon Levin.
This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA. Please visit the degree program page for admission requirements.
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December 20, 2021
Portfolio review event punctuates professional development class
Equipped with newly-developed professional skills and materials, students from Ceramics, Fine Art Photography and Metals and Jewelry gained insightful feedback on their work from 11 artists to wrap up the fall semester.
November 8, 2021
Ceramics class employs modern fabrication processes to connect with past
Students from majors across RIT fused historical knowledge, 3D printing and various pottery practices to create replicas of ancient Greek vessels.
September 7, 2021
New leadership roles, faculty hires highlight changes in College of Art and Design
RIT's Schools of Art, American Crafts, Film and Animation, and Photographic Arts and Sciences are all under new leadership.