UWG Ceramics is a comprehensive fine art ceramics program that emphasizes conceptual potency articulated though a high degree of technical proficiency. As students leave the program they are equipped with a professional portfolio to apply for graduate study, residency research, or gallery representation.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

  • Overview

    UWG Ceramics is a comprehensive fine art ceramics program that emphasizes conceptual potency articulated though a high degree of technical proficiency. As Students leave the program they are equipped to with a professional portfolio to apply for graduate study, residency research, or gallery representation.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required:

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses



    Choose ART 3601 or ART 3602

    Choose two (6 hours) DSW courses.

    ART 3210 Non-Western Art
    ART 3220 Art of the Ancient World
    ART 3230 Medieval Art
    ART 3240 18th/19th Cen Art
    ART 3250 Italian Renaissance/Baroque Art
    ART 3260 American Art
    ART 3270 20th Cen Early Modern Art
    ART 3275 Art Since 1945
    ART 3280 Museum Seminar
    ART 4290 Modernist Criticism
    ART 4295 Hist of American Architecture
    ART 4295 Special Topics: Art History

    • ART-4295 - Special Topics in Art History

      Investigation of a particular topic, problem or issue in Art History with emphasis on those not covered in other art history courses.

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    Major Required

    • ART-4999 - Senior Capstone Experience II

      Continued research and advanced study within a studio/design concentration will culminate in the public presentation of the senior exhibition. Capstone Experience II will provide an opportunity to consolidate, expand and refine the skills that are essential to your discipline. The preparation of an oral defense for this final body of work, their creative thesis visual project, will undergo the critical review of an Art Faculty Committee prior to its public presentation in the Senior Fine Arts Exhibition. Additionally, the completion of the written component of the creative visual project, begun in ART 49XX, Capstone Experience I, will describe in full the processes and the outcomes of the senior research.

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    Major Selects

    †CERAMICS ELECTIVES - Choose 12 hours from:

    ART 3702 Photography II
    ART 3703 Photography III
    ART 4704 Documentary Photography
    ART 4705 History of Photography
    ART 4706 Advanced Photography Studio
    ART 4007 Digital Media
    ART 4000 Advanced Drawing
    ART 4005 Advanced Life Drawing
    ART 4603 Painting III
    ART 3802 Relief Printmaking
    ART 4803 Intaglio
    ART 4804 Lithography
    ART 4805 Advanced Screenprinting
    ART 4821 Screenprinting
    ART 4822 Letterpress Printing
    ART 3902 Sculpture II
    ART 3903 Sculpture III
    ART 4903 Sculpture IV
    ART 4904 Advanced Sculpture
    ART 4985 Special Topics

    Choose fifteen hours (15) hours of ART electives at level 3000 or above.

    • ART-4985 - Special Topics

      Individual studio problems in various topics or media relevant to the student's special interest and competence. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.

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  • Faculty
  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

    Admission Process Checklist

    1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
    2. Review important deadlines:
      • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
      • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
      • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
        See program specific calendars here
    3. Complete online application
      Undergraduate Admissions Guide

      Undergraduate Application

      Undergraduate International Application

    4. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
    5. Submit official documents

      Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

      Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
      University of West Georgia
      1601 Maple Street
      Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
    6. Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
    7. Check the status of your application


    COE Academic Advisement Center

    (678) 839-6050

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

    Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

  • Objectives
    • Develop broad knowledge on the history of art and design.
    • Develop thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of art and design.
    • Demonstrates in-depth technical focus and proficiency within an area of concentration.
    • Demonstrates in-depth research and content development within an area of concentration.
    • Demonstrates preparedness for a professional career in the arts.