Qualification awarded: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Level of qualification: University studies, First cycle, undergraduate (Bachelor)

Specific admission requirements: Minimum access requirements: Secondary Access conditions and requirements: Candidates have to have general artistic skills, knowledge of general artistic expression of shape and colour.

Mode of study: Full-time, 4 years, 240 credits

Aim: To educate wide-range artists-ceramicists, able to independently work in the area of contemporary artistic ceramics, individually or in a creative team. To educate the ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions and maintain professional competence through lifelong learning.

Profile of the programme: VAA graduates of the Ceramics department are wide-range artists-ceramicists, able to create in the areas of functional artistic ceramics, ceramic design, decorative and conceptual ceramics, aware of, able to manage and combine ways of ceramic expression (plastic expression, decoration, firing methods), techniques and technologies, manage and combine ways of visual expression, techniques and technologies, adjust the relation of space and object, compose. Artists will be able to experiment while creating and pursue original forms of individual artistic style and self-expression, express themselves through different styles, genres and forms in the chosen speciality and neighbouring fields, know how to express their artistic ideas verbally, visually and in writing. They will be able to organize, plan and present creative projects. Graduates will also be able to reflect, analyze, systematize, apply and evaluate information and to use it in cultural interdisciplinary space, they will have basics for lifelong learning.

Profile: The study programme of ceramics starts with learning technological basis for ceramic plastic expression and composition. Basics of colour and 2D, 3D modelling are acquired in the studies of "Visual expression". Technological methods of combining materials and function are analyzed by creating a set and experimenting with clay masses (porcelain, faience, etc.), glazes and new technologies (photoceramics, decolet, etc.). Students analyze space and structure while designing and implementing creative ceramic works of art in public and private spaces suggested by social partners. Interpreting a conceptual idea in ceramics and links with other spheres of art are emphasized. During the course of studies most attention is paid to forming one's individual artistic style, managing the "language of art". Having completed the study programme of Ceramics, graduates discover their place in society, represent country's culture in the sphere of art in the country and abroad.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: Graduates execute individual creative activities, participate in local and international art projects, create orders for public and private spaces, work as artists in ceramic manufactures and art galleries; those who have acquired qualification of educationalists work in secondary schools, art studios for children and youth, healthcare institutions. After completion of Bachelor studies graduates have well-developed skills of self-study, necessary for continuing studies in the next cycle of studies.