Get hands-on experience as a creator in our ceramic arts program, an exciting concentration for studio art majors. You will build skills as an artist as well as explore innovative ideas.
The creation of ceramics is both a functional arts practice as well as an experimental form. Our program offers opportunities to succeed through our very small class sizes ― only 12 students per section on average ― and hands-on mentorship that ensures one-on-one guidance for students.
Produce ceramic art works in our studio that features many electric and gas powered kilns.
Wheel Throwing Area
Learn alongside your professor in our separate wheel throwing area that features twelve wheels.
Participate in annual conferences sponsored by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Creating new or improved products that meet customer needs and expectations
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Demonstrating proficiency and talent in creating, expressing and interpreting visual or performing arts
Thinking imaginatively, generating original ideas and expressing unique perspectives through art and innovation
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Fine Artist
- Ceramic Artist
- Ceramics Instructor
Job Titles of Alumni
- Art Director
- Creative Director
- Fine Artist
- Principal Creative
- Shop Manager / Tattoo Apprentice
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $66,398
- Art Studio
- Art Companies
Employers of Alumni
- Richland Library
- Hubbell Incorporated
- University of South Carolina
- Gupta Media