A career founded on your passion for ceramics is one that will prove worthwhile. A studio art degree with an emphasis in ceramics can help you not only develop and sharpen technical skills but also expand your creative practice and better prepare you for a career in the creative arts. Learn how a well-respected bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Missouri can help your art and career flourish.
A Studio Art program recognized for quality education
Since 1986, UCM’s Art degree programs, including Ceramics, have maintained certification by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design for their superior quality. This means you can be confident in the education you’ll receive when completing your studio art degree with an emphasis in ceramics.
Studio classes are held on our Warrensburg campus and led by artistic professionals who share your passion for ceramics and actively maintain their own studio practice.
NASAD-accredited program since 1986
16:1 or fewer student-faculty ratio
Dedicated ceramics facility
Classes led by active ceramicists
Student association specific to ceramics
An affordable, four-year Ceramics degree
No matter your experience and skills, the UCM Ceramics program will teach you contemporary
and traditional practices and help you develop technical proficiency and aesthetic
maturity. Get hands-on experience under the guidance of professionally active UCM
faculty to build and master skills in wheel throwing, hand building, figure construction,
mold making and slip casting, and explore mixed media and installation. As your knowledge
and skills advance, we’ll conduct glaze research to further develop your creative
process and professional practice.
What you’ll gain in the Ceramics emphasis of the UCM’s Studio Art program
The end goal is to instill a sense of curiosity and the importance of a creative practice, while you develop your own unique artistic style and learn how to market yourself in a professional manner. Expect to graduate not only with a ceramics based studio art degree but also with a professional portfolio that highlights your creative practice to potential graduate programs, residencies, employers or clients.
The only way to gain a true understanding and practice of ceramics is through hands-on education. At the University of Central Missouri, we help ensure this within our well-equipped, 3,800-square-foot fine arts building and using our outdoor kiln pad dedicated to ceramics. In our ceramics studio, expect to find:
Other ways to get hands-on learning as part of your UCM Ceramics degree include:
Check with faculty of UCM’s Ceramics program for other means for experiential learning, including ways to use your craft to give back to the community.
We chose ceramics because we are passionate about creating. Whether you become a ceramic
artist, pursue a career in other fine arts or become an educator, a UCM Studio Art,
Ceramics degree will provide you with a solid foundation to excel in your desired
path. Our faculty are dedicated to mentoring you for success in the field or in your
efforts to further your education with a master’s degree.
Understanding your options with a Studio Art degree
To help you easily explore career opportunities of a studio art degree with an emphasis in ceramics from UCM, we offer the interactive tool below. Learn your potential now and for later as you examine titles, salaries and projected growth.
Your investment in a studio art degree with an emphasis in ceramics from the University of Central Missouri is an investment in your future. We offer a variety of resources to help you finance your education, including information on loans, grants and work study.
You also have opportunities for scholarships, such as awards from UCM’s Student Citation Show. Majors and minors in Art and Design, including the Studio Art program, can submit their work for a chance to win.
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Broaden your knowledge of art and further develop your creative skills and unique visual language with the following minor at UCM:
The University of Central Missouri’s art programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). UCM has been continuously accredited since 1986. Learn More about this accreditaion.
There are technology requirements for this major. Learn more about those requirements.