Ceramics Program

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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).