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Art and Design

The NMMU School of Music, Art and Design is one of the few departments in the country to offer a course in Ceramics: Fine Art.


The objective of the Ceramic: Fine Art programme is to prepare the individual for a career in the creative world of ceramic art, and in the more technical field of ceramic production.


The course embraces many aspects of ceramic art such as utility, pottery, the vessel, sculpture, the figure, and the decorative. A variety of techniques and methods are pursued over a 2-3 year study period. The Ceramic department offers a stimulating learning environment. Our studios are equipped with electric kilns, throwing wheels, extruders, slab rollers, spray booth, as well as raku and pit firing facilities.


Students are encouraged to take part in local and national exhibitions.


The three year full-time programme leads to the qualification of Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) in Ceramics: Fine Art, with the fourth year taking the student to the BVA Honours degree.


Many of our Ceramic graduates have established themselves in either a ceramic, or educational, or creative field of work.