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About the Program

The Ceramics concentration at TWU introduces students to clay as a medium with a great deal of cross-disciplinary potential within visual arts.  Current practice in this field extends into every other area of artistic practice, including installation art, video, graphics, interactive media, and all traditional media as well – and students are encouraged to explore and exploit those connections.
In order to make those connections accessible and attainable, we begin at the beginning level by giving students a strong background in basic skills, then the main advanced classes each give a perspective based on connections to other media, including sculpture, painting, printmaking (including digital media) and design.  In addition, moldmaking, kilnbuilding, and glaze chemistry are occasionally taught as part of the summer course schedule rotation.
Philosophically, the ceramics concentration is inclusive of both sculptural and design-based approaches, challenging any student to find a unique direction and develop it to its highest level.  Students are required to develop self-sufficiency in technical areas by taking responsibility for their own firings, and learning a variety of other skills that will allow them to continue to create ceramic artwork after leaving the academic environment.

For more information:
Colby Parsons
Faculty Profile



Bachelor of Arts in Art / Ceramics

Older Degree Plan Prior to Fall 2013 [pdf]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art / Ceramics

Degree Plan Fall 2014 [pdf]

4 year Sequence Fall 2014 [pdf]

Degree Plan & 4 Year Sequence Fall 2013 [pdf]

Undergraduate Applications


Master of Arts in Art / Ceramics
MA General Requirements / Blank Degree Plan [doc]

Master of Fine Arts in Art / Ceramics
MFA General Requirements / Blank Degree Plan [doc]

Graduate Applications


Ceramic Studio Views
Kiln Area

Learn More About Ceramics

New Student Information Request Form
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

Additional Information

Campus Visits
Ceramic Scholarships

Clay Underground / Student Organization
Financial Aid
TWU Admissions

Ceramics Advisor

Colby Parsons
Faculty Profile

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