The Ceramics area at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts is devoted to introducing students to the rich traditions of ceramic practice while encouraging the use of materials and methods as vehicles for individual expression in contemporary art making. Courses include beginning and advanced levels of ceramics, wheel throwing, clay and glazes, and 3D Actual/Virtual, an interdisciplinary, digitally based course on three-dimensional modeling.
As students advance in the level of their studies, they can choose to follow a traditional approach to clay and/or pursue exploration and experimentation with the medium. They have the freedom to create mixed-media pieces or to bring technology in to their work. The ceramics program at USC encourages interdepartmental and interdisciplinary exchange.