What distinguishes this specialization in Ceramics at An-Najah National University is not the mere fact of its being the only program which awards a B.A. degree in this specialization in the country, but rather because of the grand quality of education which the college of Fine Arts affords its students. There is no denying that this major provides prospective applicant/students with the necessary theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in clay, pottery, and ceramics and anything which comes along and has to do with the preparation and various formation of this raw material. In addition, this major affords students the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods of burning and glazing for the sake of reaching perfection and in order to allow students to create a genuine work of art with all its aesthetic, technological, and artistic meaning through the use of the proper instruments such as ovens and electrical wheels. Furthermore, this program provides students with the supporting skills pertaining to drawing and the making of moulds, heat printing, and methods of decoration along with providing students field training opportunities at certain locations which care a great deal for such specialization.
The ceramics programme aims at producing competent graduates who are able to develop the ceramic art in Palestine by adopting modern techniques to enrich the Palestinian fine art movement and promote it to a higher level. The programme also aims at supplying fine arts in Palestine with global expertise and with the latest equipment.
The programme offers a number of theoretical courses that deal with art’s historical, intellectual and autistic sides to produce competent students in visual arts and art criticism.
The programme also offers training courses on techniques of drawing, composition and ceramic sculpture and holds several workshops and exhibitions for Palestinian and international artists to enrich students’ experiences and artistic taste.
Enrolled Students should:
- Be loyal to their university
- Have a cultural background about fundamentals of fine arts and aesthetics theories
- Have creative thinking
- Have skills in ceramic art and sculpture
- Understand basic principles of art movements over the ages
- Be aware of the fine arts’ role in community development
- Be able to spread awareness through creative-optical sights
- Have the ability to add an aesthetics touch to the optical sights in the community
- Adopt modern technology in fine arts
- Have the ability to communicate with institutions of visual arts in the Arab World and other parts of the world
An-Najah University is the only university in Palestine that offers a BA programme in Ceramics since 2008. The programme aims at producing competent graduates who are able to develop the ceramic art in Palestine by adopting modern techniques to enrich the Palestinian fine art movement and promote it to a higher level.
The Faculty of Fine Arts offers its students a friendly academic environment in which a limited number of students are allowed to enroll in the programme each semester, that gives them enough space to unleash their creativity in this specialization by offering training courses on techniques of drawing, composition and ceramic sculpture using different raw materials.
Many of the faculty’s highly qualified graduates have contributed to the ceramics art in different ways such as Ibrahim Ramadan, Adham Abdel Hadi, Fatima Raddad and Mu'tasim Ayyash.
The programme plays an important role in promoting the Palestinian fine art movement to a higher level and adding an aesthetics touch to the Palestinian community through displaying the faculty’s students’ art works including mural works in different sites in the country.