The Post Baccalaureate Opportunity in Ceramics at IU Southeast provides students who have completed undergraduate studies at a school other than IUS the chance to build their portfolio so they can reach the next phase of their careers.
Students from IUS Ceramics have been accepted into graduate programs such as: IU Bloomington, UMASS Dartmouth, Ball State University, University of Colorado Boulder, Ohio University, Bowling Green State University, University of Alabama, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Nebraska Lincoln, West Virginia University, University of Florida, Georgia State University, and others.
The deadline for 2022 applications was April 15th, 2022.
Post-bacc students will:
-take 1 credit of FINA-S 561: Graduate Ceramics during both semesters.
-have their own studio space in the Ceramics Studio.
-have materials and firing supplied (within reason).
-have 24/7 access to the studio, kilns, etc.
-mount an exhibition of their work in the SpaceLab.
-participate in advanced level Program-wide critiques.
-participate in the community of the Ceramics studio.
Applications must include:
– Cover Letter, explaining why you want to be a post-baccalaureate student at IUS Ceramics – Resume – Artist Statement – 10-20 images of your work, with corresponding image description list. Images should be saved as JPEG files, at least 800 pixels in the narrow dimension at 72 dpi (ex. 1200 x 800, 1250 x 800, etc) – Contact information for two professional references – Please use the subject line “Post Bacc application – [your name]” on the email
Email application materials and/or questions to: Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art, Ceramics Area Head – firstname.lastname@example.org
IUS Ceramics Faculty:
Former Resident Artists at IUS Ceramics:
We have an active visiting artist program, usually hosting 2-3 artists per year. Recent Visiting Artists include: Joe Pintz, Didem Mert, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Sunshine Cobb, Martha Grover, Ngozi-Omeje Ezema, Lindsay Oesteritter, and Donté Hayes.
– 3280 square feet of studio, clay and glaze mixing, and indoor firing space – A ventilated main studio with 10 electric wheels with workspace for hand building, extruding, slab rolling, etc. – Brent slab roller – Brent extruder – Amaco ball mill – Ventilated clay mixing room with 3 clay mixers (Soldner Professional, Bluebird, Walker pug mill) – Indoor ventilated kiln room with 2 gas reduction kilns (Bailey Car Kiln and a smaller gas kiln), 4 computer controlled electric kilns (Skutt and L&L) – 45′ x 18′ covered outdoor kiln area with wood kiln, saggar kiln, raku kiln, and a cross-draft gas soda kiln – Ventilated glaze room with spray booth and stainless steel countertops – Material inventory of over 100 clay and glaze materials – Mixed media and plaster work area with outdoor access, plaster mold dryer, and compressed air – 21 ton log splitter – Covered storage space for over 5 cords of wood for the wood kiln – Sandblaster – Panel saw – CNC router – Lincoln arc welder – Drill Press – An assortment of hand and power tools – 7 Private studios for BFA students and Post-Baccalaureate students – Additional storage space for student clay and shelving for artwork – The SpaceLab, an exhibition and installation space located in the Ceramics area. More about the SpaceLab at http://spacelabproject.com/
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IU Southeast is one of eight regional campuses in the Indiana University system and is located in New Albany, Indiana, just 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville has a vibrant arts and cultural scene and many of the students work and/or live in the Louisville Metro area. It’s a really cool place – lots of great eateries, galleries, music venues, performing art theaters, and many other attractions. In 2013, Louisville was listed by Lonely Planet as the #1 travel destination .. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/travel-tips-and-articles/77583
New Albany is a smaller, historic town right on the banks of the Ohio River. Located just minutes from Louisville, New Albany offers a smaller town “feel”, with the advantages of a large metropolitan center just across the river.
There are ample housing opportunities in Louisville, New Albany, and surrounding areas. Louisville has areas with large student populations, so many of our students live there. Rates for student level housing in Louisville are usually between $500-$850 a month. Housing on campus is also available for Post Bacc students. Rates for campus housing can be found HERE.