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Shape your future with our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Ceramics

If you are a craftsperson at heart and have a creative eye, Edinboro University is where you belong.

Our B.F.A. in Studio Arts – Ceramics is one of the finest art programs in the nation. Here, you will learn hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques, kiln firing, glaze and claybody chemistry, mold making and other ceramics processes. Our experts in the field will inspire you to develop your own artistic profession. They will engage you in group discussions on contemporary issues and encourage constructive critiques of student work.

There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.

Expert Faculty

expert faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

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Talented Students

talented students

Student competitions, gallery exhibitions and portfolio development help students prepare for life as professional artists. With the knowledge and skills they gained at EU, graduates enjoy success across the U.S. and around the world.

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A Place to Create

a place to create

Edinboro students thrive in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable them to develop their own personal aesthetic.

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Edinboro University’s Art Department is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

Why choose Edinboro?

Our B.F.A. Studio Arts - Ceramics program leads the region in size, quality and affordability. As a Ceramics student at Edinboro, you will have the opportunity to:

Apply for internships with studio or industry potters who match your individual interests.


Attend regional and national ceramics conferences every year.

Participate in summer courses or residencies at renowned places such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Tennessee or Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Learn from visiting artists sponsored by SGA and the Clay Club.


Utilize 23 different kilns of various sizes and types including soda firing and wood firing.

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates of this program use their talents in a variety of ways, both in the arts and in industry. Careers in ceramics include:

Architectural Restoration Artist


Artist in cooperative studios or non-profit teaching organizations


Ceramic artist in a gallery or museum

Kiln Builder


Materials or equipment distributor for pottery supplies


Production Artist


Studio artist making and selling your own work

Teacher


Tile or mold maker for residential or industrial applications


Writer for ceramics-related publications

Find yourself in our vibrant community of artists.