Art (Ceramics) (BFA)

The BFA ceramics program provides a stimulating and challenging environment for artistic and intellectual growth. With the realization that discipline, familiarity with historical precedents and freedom go hand in hand with creative activities, the area strikes a balance between the acquisition of traditional skills and the promotion of independence and innovation.

Responsibility is placed on the individual student to find personally meaningful content and an effective means to express that content within the ceramic arts. The ceramics program features a complete and varied line of kilns, wheels and other equipment. World-renowned faculty ensure that graduates of the program learn the techniques and concepts that will enable their work to take any direction they wish. A strong guest artist schedule enhances the program and the Ceramics Research Center at the ASU Art Museum, with its collection of more than 3,000 pieces, provides unparalleled opportunities to study and research ceramics.

Students must submit a BFA declaration form after successful completion of the art foundational coursework to be admitted to the major.

Degree Offered

Art (Ceramics) (BFA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

Students must submit a BFA declaration form after successful completion of the art foundational courses. See full requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

Graduates of the undergraduate and graduate programs work as artists in the field, selling their works through commercial galleries, commissions and to private collectors. Some artists work as designers and consultants to the commercial ceramic industry; others set up their own businesses, producing handcrafted functional ware, architectural tiles and one-of-a-kind works.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Craft Artists0.6%$31,080
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators3.1%$43,890
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2%$64,620
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other-16.6%$32,130
Artists and Related Workers, All Other0.4%$58,250
Photographers3.1%$30,490
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes2.5%$64,200

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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