Shape your experience
The ceramics program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, emphasizes the exploration of ideas while providing students with the facilities, materials and opportunities through which discovery may flourish. The program’s mission is to encourage innovation and the development of independent artists or academic professionals.
Programs in Ceramics
UT offers an MFA program with a focus on sculptural work. The MFA degree is a 3-year program that encourages advanced aesthetic and conceptual development through self-directed exploration. Professional dialogue and critical thinking are at the core of this program. Independent studio work is balanced with an intensive investigation of critical, conceptual, and historical issues. Graduate students study with 3D faculty in ceramics and sculpture and receive critiques from the School of Art faculty and visiting artists.
Bachelor of Arts in Art
OR BFA in Studio Art – 3D
For Current Students
The School of Art uses a combination of a professional advisor and faculty mentors to meet the needs of our students. You are assigned to our professional staff advisor upon admission to the School of Art. The staff advisor will do all primary advising (clearing registration holds, discussing graduation requirements, etc). In addition, a faculty mentor will be assigned after you pass portfolio review. You will be expected to meet with your faculty mentor at least once per year.
Minor in Ceramics
We make it easy for undergraduate students to take hands-on ceramics classes while pursuing another field of study. Contact the School of Art office to declare a studio art minor: (865) 974-3407.
Ceramics Courses for Non-Art Majors
Register for ARTN courses to learn alongside art majors, while skipping the prerequisites. Class sizes are limited.
- ARTN 211 Non-Major Intro to Drawing
- ARTN 213 Non-Major Intro to Painting
- ARTN 221 Non-Major Intro to Ceramic Sculpture
- ARTN 222 Non-Major Intro to Pottery
- ARTN 231 Non-Major Intro to Photography
- ARTN 232 Non-Major Intro to Performance & Sound Art
- ARTN 239 Non-Major Intro to Special Topics in 4D Art
- ARTN 241 Non-Major Intro to Sculpture
- ARTN 262 Non-Major Intro to Intaglio (Printmaking)
- ARTN 263 Non-Major Intro to Lithography (Printmaking)
- ARTN 264 Non-Major Intro to Screen Printing
- ARTN 265 Non-Major Intro to Relief (Printmaking)
- ARTN 291 Non-Major Intro to Book Arts and Papermaking
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- School of Art Students Exhibit at GSS Awards Banquet
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- Alex Stern and Jenn Kaplan Exhibit Work in Gallery 103
- RE-SEARCH & RE-PAIR at Gallery 1010
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