State-of-the-art studio program nurtures next generation of crafters
The Professional Craft Program at Haywood Community College is a unique contribution to craft education and excellence in craft practice in western North Carolina. The school offers a two-year intensive courses in Clay, Fiber, Jewelry and Wood. Besides the specific medium, a student completing the program will also take classes in marketing, studio and business planning, and craft photography.
The HCC campus opens at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Designated as arboretum, the campus invites visitors to use the walking trails, outdoor picnic tables and Frisbee golf course. The Professional Craft Program is housed in the school’s Creative Arts Facility, a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified green building that opened in 2013. The building is a model for art and craft education with a dedicated studio for each craft discipline.
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