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Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Ceramics Specialization

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Freedom of expression.

You are passionate about your art, and you want to share your talents with the world. This program will help you develop both the creative and professional skills you need for a future as a studio artist in today’s global art communities. Students in the ceramics specialization explore a wide range of traditional and non-traditional skills.  Concentrated studio work engages students in contemporary practices and advanced technical proficiencies that enhance idea-based constructional methods as they develop a personal identity through functional and sculptural design applications.  A major in studio art with a ceramics specialization prepares graduates for careers as fine artists, graduate study in fine arts and entry-level positions in art and graphic design.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art or design.
  • Work well with technology.
  • Are committed to developing your talent.
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality.
  • Like to design and build things.

Career Opportunities

  • Studio artist
  • Art director
  • Public art consultant
  • Production ceramicist
  • Studio assistant

Recent Employers

  • Belger Craneyard Studios
  • Dakota Potters Supply
  • Graduate school
  • Self-employed

Internship Opportunities

  • Good Roots Farm & Gardens LLC
  • Daktronics
  • Rehfeld’s Art and Framing
  • South Dakota Art Museum
  • Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.