At the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University (TTU), our students explore diverse options in professional craft studies. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the centerpiece of the Craft Center's academic programs.
The Craft Center promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design. We provide access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.
We offer our students the option of five Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Craft Certificate concentrations: clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Our BFA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
About 50 workshops are offered each year in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Evening classes are available during spring and fall; weekend and one-week workshops are offered during May, June and July. Click here for more information.
The Craft Center is home to one of the premier retailers of fine craft in the Southeast. We feature contemporary and traditional fine craft by Craft Center artists and 100+ regional craft artists. The Craft Center hosts up to 25 exhibitions annually. Shows range from the works of regional, national and international contemporary craft artists, to our faculty, resident artists and student BFA exhibitions.
The Craft Center has six resident artist positions: clay, fibers, glass, metals, wood and exhibitions. The program allows emerging professional craft artists to live and work in the environment of the Craft Center. Click here for application information. Click here for more information.