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K-State Ceramics Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Kansas State University Ceramics

Non-Certificate post-baccalaureate studies

K-State Ceramics Non-Certificate post-baccalaureate studies is an opportunity for artists who have completed a bachelor’s degree program and are looking to work in an active academic ceramics studio. Artists who are transitioning out of or back into school can work in the academic setting while developing a more independent studio practice. Post-baccalaureate studies may also act as a system to support a visiting (international) artist, someone working on a large project, or building a portfolio for applying to graduate school or residencies.

Post-baccalaureate students at K-State receive a personal studio space and are actively involved in the K-State Ceramics program. Post-baccalaureate students attend the advanced undergraduate ceramics seminar and are invited to participate in group graduate critiques. Opportunities to assist faculty in teaching and in the studio are also offered. There are anywhere from one to six post-baccalaureate students studying at K-State at any given time. Through individual meetings, seminar classes, interaction with faculty, graduates, and the resident artist, students receive valuable critical feedback and guidance in pursuing a career in the arts.

Expectations for accepted post-baccalaureate students

  • Enroll in 1 credit of Ceramics 3 Advanced Ceramics each semester
  • Attend all class meetings
  • Participate in group graduate critiques
  • Post-baccalaureate students are responsible for all personal living expenses
  • Tuition and fees, approximately $950 per semester for out-of-state students
  • All materials and firings are covered by the lab fee, which is included in tuition and fees above

Application Process

Deadline – April 15th for fall admission

Send by email to amysanto@k-state.edu

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Artist Statement
  • List of two professional references
  • 10 images of creative work with image descriptions (compiled into one pdf, 20mb or less)

Applicants must possess a bachelors degree in any area of study (it does not have to be a BFA).