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Higher education courses are typically taught on an individual subject. They can last a few weeks, a complete semester or a whole academic year. A course may be specific to a major or taught independently.

What are courses in ceramics? These are classes offered at many skill levels that explore ceramic production methods and techniques. Subjects studied can include materials, glazes and firings. Students can also explore techniques such as molding, extruding, pressing and jiggering. Individuals may learn the skills needed to create their own pieces of artwork. Other courses might cover topics such as art history or sculpture. Some classes may include wheel throwing, hand construction, clay chemistry and pottery equipment.

Many students who complete courses in ceramics develop skills in creativity and imagination. They may also strengthen their communication skills. Developing all of these abilities can help one succeed in a variety of settings due to one’s ability to innovate and think up unique solutions to problems as well as express them.

Because courses vary greatly according to the university at which they are offered, there is no standard cost of enrollment. After thorough research, prospective students should contact the institution offering the course they wish to take. The office of admission can provide specific pricing information.

Courses in ceramics may prepare students for positions as industrial designers, multimedia artists, animators and other creative professions. Many individuals dream of pursuing careers as independent artists and selling their pieces on commission or through art galleries. Students may also be able to earn a living or supplement their passion by working as a ceramics instructor part-time or full-time.

Some ceramics courses may be offered online. However, because ceramics requires a lot of hands-on learning, many courses are only available in a more traditional setting. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Accademia Riaci

You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. Please experience the feel of Italian clay. ... [+]

You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. Please experience the feel of Italian clay.

Instructors

Professors have participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Along with their decades of experience as pottery professionals, they also teach with enthusiasm to students. They have participated to various international exhibitions, with buyers from Italy and abroad. In their atelier they produce objects of high artistic value and full of poetic sensibility, taking inspirations from natural elements, fantastic landscapes, imaginary animals, with simple lines and solid sense of colors.

2 weeks

Tuition Fee + Accommodation, etc.: €2,600... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Part-time
2 - 12 weeks
Campus
Palazzo Spinelli Group

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of ceramics and glass. Over 60% ... [+]

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of ceramics and glass. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]

Italy Florence
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Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

This 8 week course is ideal for students who wish to improve their throwing skills, ideally for students with some experience, although beginners will be accommodated. As ... [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you.

We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice.

Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials.

Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
8 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

Learn to design, make and decorate ceramics using a variety of techniques. Mixed level classes, beginners welcome. ... [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you.

We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice.

Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials.

Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a ... [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you.

We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice.

Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials.

Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus