Shape your future with a ceramics major

With a Ceramics major, you will learn techniques of two-dimensional art, ceramics and sculpture. The major will prepare you for a studio career or graduate school.

A focused ceramics student is shaping her clay pot with her hands, using a pottery wheel. She is nearly finished.

Bachelor of Arts


On campus, some online



Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Ceramics degree curriculum

The ceramics degree curriculum allows you to learn high-level skills and develop your artistic voice, focusing on your area of interest in ceramics. In addition to learning ceramic skills such as wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing and firing, you will study drawing, art history and design, giving you a well-rounded foundation.

Quick facts

While the student sits at the pottery wheel, the professor begins to instruct them on how to shape their clay.

Alternate degree completion options


Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Ceramics

Graduates with a ceramics degree have been successful in studio practice and gaining admission to master’s programs.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, job growth is slated to change little for craft and fine artists from 2019 to 2029. Though an uptick in arts positions and opportunities is largely based on economic factors, many ceramics artists start their own small businesses.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.



Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Ceramics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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