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The Ceramics emphasis is designed to provide a learning environment and experience that prepares students for careers in ceramics. Students will learn various technical methods of clay construction, such as coil, slab, slip casting, and wheel to apply in traditional and nontraditional formats. They will also learn clay composition, glaze chemistry and kiln construction as well as kiln firing in our variety of kilns. We have two standard electric kilns, a cone 12 electric kiln, large gas kiln, wood kiln and two raku kilns as well as the ability to pit fire ceramics. We have a clay making facility where students are taught to mix a variety of different types of clay for any purpose. Ten electric pottery wheels, six large hand building tables and a state of the art glaze mixing lab complete the ceramics facilities.

Emphasis Requirements

  • ART 205 - Figure Drawing I
  • ART 211 - Art History Survey I
  • ART 212 - Art History Survey II


Studio Art Emphases Courses, 300-/400-level: (18 Semester Hours)

Studio Art Electives: (12 Semester Hours) (can be outside area of emphasis but supportive of emphasis)

Select a General Art Elective: (3 Semester Hours) (any course with ART prefix)


Participation in:

  • Annual MUW Juried Student Exhibition in the freshman, sophomore, and junior years
  • Senior Exhibition


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