​Award: Certificate
Degree Code: CERC
Number of Credits: 13-15

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Program Description

This program provides a comprehensive foundation in ceramics for individuals seeking professional development or self-enrichment, or is for individuals planning continued study in the field of ceramics. Students will learn a variety of building, decorating and firing techniques and begin to develop their own creative vision.

Required Courses

Number Title Credits
ART 160 Beginning Ceramics 3
ART 161 or
ART 167
Ceramics/Japanese Raku
Ceramics/Japanese Raku
ART 169 Ceramics/Majolica Glaze Painting 3
ART 194 or
ART 261
Wheel Thrown Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
ART 260 Intermediate Ceramics 3

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency working with a wide range of materials, tools, techniques, and processes pertaining to ceramics and sculpture to create work from concept to finished product.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of design principles with an emphasis on three-dimensional design, and the ability to apply these principles to a specific aesthetic intent.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of ceramics and sculpture. This includes the history of art, craft, the relationship of ceramics to other art disciplines, and its influence on culture.
  • Professionally document and exhibit a body of work that demonstrates artistic voice, concept, and technical skills in ceramics or sculpture.