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China: Summer Ceramics Program
Jingdezhen, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: College of Creative Arts Best Fit Majors: Art and Design
Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Faculty-Led
Credits Earned: 6 Faculty Leader: Robert Moore, Shoji Satake
Program Description:


China: Summer Ceramics Program
West Virginia University has a unique linkage with the famed Imperial Porcelain City of Jingdezhen. We have teamed to offer a 5 1/2 week study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China during the summer of 2017.

Space is available for 15 -18 students who want to work and study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists. This is a rare moment in time for the serious student potter to touch those historic roots as well as connect with the inspiring energy of artisans past and present.


City: Jingdezhen

Country: China

Population: 444,720

Information: Jingdezhen has a long history and a magnificent culture. It crouches on the south of the Yangtze River as a “Powerful Town on the South of the Yangtze River", and was listed with Foshan in Guangdong Province, Hankou in Hubei Province, and Zhuxianzhen in Henan Province as the four famous towns in Chinese history. It is designated one of the first 24 famous Chinese cities of historical and cultural interests and a first-rate city opening to the foreigners by China’s State Council. In June 1953, Chinese Administration approved Jingdezhen City as a municipality under the direct jurisdiction of Jiangxi Province. It now covers an area of 5256 square kilometers with a population of 1,520,000, including 400,000 urban residents. There are one city, one county and two districts under its jurisdiction: Leping City, Fuliang County, Zhushan District and Changjiang District.

Places of Interest:
Ancient Kiln Folk Customs Museum
Ceramic History Museum & Jingdezhen Old Street


Course(s) associated with this program:
ART 340 - Ceramics - 6 Credits
ART 549 - Graduate Ceramics - 6 Credits


Shoji Satake

For more information please contact Shoji Satake at


Program Fee $

WVU Course credit
Round Trip Airfare
Some Meals
Programmatic Academic Excursions
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting Mountaineer HUB at (304) 293-4006.


Visa Required for US Citizens? Yes

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