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About The Program

The Ceramics program is taught in the Arts Annex Addition. The Ceramics facility was designed to accommodate a variety of ceramic making techniques including wheel throwing and hand building.

  • UNC Ceramics Studio

    The facility provides interior studio space and an outdoor kiln yard with electric and gas fired kilns. The studio was designed to address health and safety concerns, and to facilitate the processes involved in making ceramic work.

    Facilities also include equipment such as 20 potter's wheels, a slab roller, 2 extruders, 2 raku kilns, 4 downdraft kilns (Geil auto damper kiln, car kiln, and soda kiln), and clay mixing and pugging equipment.  The studio is spacious and features a spray booth and a fully stocked glaze chemistry room.

    UNC Ceramics Studio Virtual Tour

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    Meet the Faculty

  • Beyond the Classroom

    UNC Galleries

    The Galleries are a teaching program of the School of Art and Design that supports UNC’s mission to promote student-centered, effective learning. Our exhibition program embraces curatorial risk-taking and highlights thought provoking and socially relevant context from regional and nationally recognized artists. The Galleries involve the participation of faculty and students as the advisors, co-curators, and collaborators that enable the program to often realize new work.

    Visit UNC Galleries

    Southard Art Awards

    The Southard Award is the School of Art and Design’s most prestigious competition. Students submit a written proposal selected for a public presentation of creative work. The objective for the competitive process is provide students with an opportunity to develop the materials, documentation and conceptual sophistication, needed in order to pursue advanced academic or professional opportunities upon graduation from UNC.

    Learn More about the Southard Art Awards

  • Curriculum

    Bachelor of Arts,  Studio Art Concentration

    Ceramics students have the opportunity to learn both handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques.  They are also exposed regularly to professional guest artists and have the option to participate in an active clay club.

    Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts, Art Studio Concentration

    Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

    The Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate can be incorporated into undergraduate studies and consists of twelve credits for completion including students' areas of interest. 

    Learn more about the Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Application and Scholarships


    In addition to completing the UNC Undergraduate Application, students will be asked to submit more information. To learn more about the process visit the ceramics page to find application requirements.

    School of Art and Design Application


    The College of Performing and Visual Arts awards over $1.8 million in scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students in the arts. There are multiple scholarship types offered to students, including talent scholarships and foundation scholarships. To learn more, visit the PVA Scholarship page.

    PVA Scholarships

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Application Dates
  • Fall semesterAugust 1*
  • Spring semesterJanuary 1*
  • Summer semesterMay 1*
*Note: Application dates may vary depending on student status. Learn more.

School of Art and Design Student Artwork

Angel Bottles | UNC School of Art and Design Student Artwork

UNC School of Art and Design Student Artwork

Bandaged Vessel | UNC School of Art and Design Student Artwork

School of Art and Design Student Artwork

Deer tea set | UNC School of Art and Design Student Artwork

School of Art and Design Student Artwork

Fisted Whiskey Drinker | UNC School of Art and Design Student Artwork