Clay offers endless creative possibilities. Throughout time, artists have been reinventing and renewing the art of ceramics. When you study ceramics, you will be able to develop technical skills in hand building, slip casting, glazing and firing, as well as engage in contemporary art practices like installation and digital imagery with your work.
In Quebec’s only ceramics program, you’ll learn a specialized practice that encompasses:
Theory, history and practice of ceramics
Working in studios open 24 hours a day
Immersing yourself in the technical process
Exploring new ways of thinking about and discussing your work
Engaging in collaborative projects across art disciplines
Going on field trips and meet visiting artists
You’ll practise in a communal atmosphere, sharing a studio, kiln and glaze room. You’ll learn from your instructors and visiting artists as well as your peers, taking part in a movement of ideas through the studio. Above all, you will develop a personal approach to ceramics based on your own interests and a unique body of work that you can build upon after graduation.
Major in Ceramics and develop individual studio work in a context that links contemporary art practice to a rich and diverse material history. Your ceramics courses will regularly feature special collaborative projects, field trips and visiting artists. In the Ceramics program, students investigate diverse subjects ranging from traditional craft practice to new technologies.
Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool. Admission to the Faculty of Fine Arts is very competitive. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Quebec Cegep (CRC): DEC
Canadian High Schools: 65% or C+
U.S. High Schools: 2.5
University Transfers: C
Admission to most programs is based on portfolio/audition evaluations as well as academic grades. Applicants selected for admission have normally achieved grades that exceed minimum requirements.
International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points. Admission to competitive programs is based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
Bacc. Français: A minimum grade of 11/20 for students who have completed their Bacc. Français outside of Quebec. Admission is competitive and based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
You’ll take courses that address the practice, theory and history of art and ceramics and learn the current practices in the medium. You’ll engage in discussions that explore new ideas contemporary art.
Ceramics (introductory, intermediate and advanced levels)
Student work drives the creative energy in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and you’ll have many opportunities to exhibit your work in art festivals and exhibitions at on-campus venues such as the FOFA and VAV galleries.