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Ball State's undergraduate specialty in ceramics is designed to provide a broad education in the ceramic arts.
The studio environment is one where vessel aesthetics -- form and surface design -- are taught along
with ceramic sculpture. As a student, you will learn conceptual
development and innovative
contemporary processes in addition to traditional hand-building and
wheel-throwing techniques. Educational experiences include technical
explorations with an introduction to clays, ceramic chemistry, glaze
calculations, kiln construction, technology, and firing processes.
To foster an understanding of historical and contemporary practices in
ceramics, our students are exposed to a variety of experiences,
including: numerous visiting artists, attendance to the national
conference, museum trips, artists' studios and various gallery visits.
We encourage engagement within a broader, as well as local, artistic
communities by hosting pottery sales, volunteering for events,
submitting to exhibitions, and applying for residencies.
Learn more about the degree requirements, including a four-year suggested plan of study (PDF).
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