WVU Ceramics emphasizes development in technical expertise, design and conceptual approaches as a means to expand students’ aesthetic vocabulary. The ceramics studio has more than 6,000 square feet of studio space, 30 pottery wheels, five large electric kilns, two professional clay mixers, two pug mills, two hand extruders, a large Brent slab roller and jigger-jolly equipment.
WVU has offered a comprehensive summer study program at Jingdezhen, China, since 1995, and in 2004 expanded the partnership to include a fall semester program that provides advanced undergraduate, graduate and professional-level studies in ceramics, including basic language, culture and Chinese ceramic art history.
Our goal is to help students gain insight into their professional approach and commitment in their active pursuit of process and self-discovery as artists.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearART 121 Visual Foundations 1 ARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 ART 111 Drawing 1 ART 191 First-Year Seminar-CCA ENGL 101 Composition And Rhetoric
Senior YearMATH 121 Intro Concepts Of Mathematics ART 440 Senior Projects in Ceramics ARHS 307 Native American Visual Culture FOR 140 W Va Natural Resources ART 393 SPTP: Clay Modeling
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- WVU’s Ceramics program ranked as the 18th best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.
- The Ceramics program partners with the world-renowned Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China to offer study abroad opportunities through its Ceramics in China program.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.