What will I learn?

You'll learn technical methods of clay construction, such as coil, slab and wheel and apply them in traditional and nontraditional formats. In addition, you'll learn clay composition, glaze chemistry and kiln construction. Students can fire their work in electric, gas, wood or salt kiln as well as alternative firing techniques like pit, sagar and raku. Advanced students have their own studio spaces and lead teams in the firing of all the university kilns.

Facilities

Clay and glaze mixers Ceramics Studio

Extruder, slab roller and wheels

Free bulk materials (clay, slip and glazes)

Mold-making facilities

Fully equipped casting facilities

Wood, gas and electric kilns

Installation/gallery space

Walk-in spray booth

Cold working equipment: Lapping machine, water feed drill press with diamond coring bits, large diamond brick wet saw, diamond tile wet saw

B.F.A Ceramics Courses

ART 251 - Ceramics I

ART 252 - Ceramics-Intermediate

ART 256 - Ceramics Intermediate

ART 355 - Ceramics Techniques

ART 356 - Ceramics: Slip Casting/Mold making

ART 455 - Ceramics: Advanced Techniques

ART 456 - Ceramics: Glaze Chemistry/Kiln Theory

ART 491 - Ceramics Independent Study

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $12,807 (This fees is for 30 credit hours)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Fine Arts

Warren M Lee Center for Fine Arts,

414 E Clark St,

VERMILLION,

South Dakota,

57069, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. English language requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 71 or higher (iBT); 530 or higher (paper test); IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 5.5 or higher; ACT or SAT - ACT English 18+ OR SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500+; USD Intensive English Program (IEP) Successful completion of USD’s Intensive English Program Level 3; ELS Language Center Successful completion of the ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112; Cambridge International Examinations - English subject A-Level with C or higher; International Baccalaureate (IB) - IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher).

For international students

International students who have officially completed secondary school (high school) in either the United States or their home country may apply for undergraduate admission. High school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 71 or higher (iBT), 530 or higher (paper test), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 6.0 or higher, Cambridge International Examinations English subject O-Level with B or higher, English subject A-Level with C or higher; International Baccalaureate (IB) - IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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