Ceramics

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art

  • Wide variety of cermics courses
  • Electric and kickwheels, slab rollers, mixers, & more
  • Studio accessible 7 days a week

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The curricular goal of the Ceramics Program is to develop a strong three-dimensional design background while learning about the technical complexity of clay as the primary medium. Project concepts are grounded in contemporary ceramics art movements, good design in ceramics industry and the historical record of clay objects since prehistoric times.

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Matt Povse
Assistant Professor of Art

Stephanie Wise
Clinical Assistant Professor of Art

Mark Webber
Assistant Professor

Dr. Barbara Parker-Bell
Associate Professor of Art
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Our ceramics program is supported by superb facilities. The clay studio consists of a large common work room with electric and kick wheels, extruders, slab rollers, and work tables. Adjacent to that is a kiln and glazing room with a variety of kilns:

  • 30 cubic foot Alpine gas kiln
  • 20 cubic foot LaGuna gas kiln
  • Bailey electric kilns (one oval)
  • L&L electric kiln
  • Outdoor rake kiln

Ceramics majors also have access to personal workspaces that are connected to the main work room and kiln room.

The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.

Erin

I am excited for further opportunities to expand and improve as a web designer and developer.

I graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Graphic Design and Art history in 2013. I began my career as a graphic designer with an emphasis on customer support in 2013 for FreshySites Web Design, a full service web design shop located in Binghamton, NY. FreshySites, which has recently been named the #1 Web-Design company in Central New York for the second year according to the Central New York Business Journal, focuses on providing beautiful and modern websites with an emphasis on customer interaction, satisfaction, and support.

As Support & Project Work Manager at FreshySites, I have gained experience in project management, quick problem solving, and customer support. I manage all side/special-case projects and high-level support, including troubleshooting web-issues and using/creating custom HTML/CSS and PHP files. I thrive on the daily opportunities to interact directly with clients, providing them with the best customer experience, and strive to find unique solutions to web-related problems. As FreshySites continues to grow, I am excited for further opportunities to expand and improve as a web designer and developer.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.F.A. Studio Art (2-D, 3-D)

Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art major, there are two areas of emphasis: 2-D and 3-D. The Studio Art program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own kind of expression. All students take foundation courses, intermediate students take intermediate level 2-D or 3-D courses. In sequential upper-level courses, students choose advanced courses in painting, illustration, ceramics or sculpture.

Foundation Courses for both 2-D and 3-D Emphases

15 credits

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design
3
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0

B.F.A. Studio Art (3-D)
Ceramics Track

63 credits

Students in the 3-D ceramics track develop a strong three-dimensional design background while learning about the technical complexity of clay as the primary medium. Project concepts are grounded in contemporary ceramics art movements, good design in the ceramics industry, and the historical record of clay objects since prehistoric times.

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 215A Figure Drawing I 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review
0
ART 323 Ceramics I
3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal I
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I
3
ART 328 Ceramics II
3
ART 329 Ceramics III
6
ART 329B Intermediate Ceramics IV 3
ART 455 Professional Contribution (Exhibit) 0
ART 464A Advanced Ceramics
6
ART 464B Advanced Ceramics
6
ART Elective Studio (3) or Fieldwork Experience (ART 449)
3
ART Elective Art History Elective 
3
ART Elective  Art History Elective 3
ART Elective Studio Elective 3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.