Ceramics

Award: Associate of Arts
Degree Code: ASCO
Number of Credits: 64-70

Program Description​

This program option prepa​res students for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a BA in Art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Students will create an artistic portfolio of work to transfer, seek initial employment or to develop skills in the following areas: art and design, ceramics, art education, art administration, fine arts production, exhibition and sales.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements
Number Title Credits
ART 101 Fundamentals of Design [H] 3
ART/HST 141 or
ART 150
Survey of Art History [H/I]
Art Appreciation and Museum Studies [H]​
3
ART 160 Beginning Ceramics [H] 3
CHM 109 Chemistry and Art 1 [SL] 4
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT Math Elective [M] 3-4
SCI Science Elective [S/SL] 3-4
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 2 [SS] 6
Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
ART 130 Drawing I [H] 3
ART 140 Painting I [H] 3
ART 161 or
ART 167
Ceramics/Japanese Raku
Ceramics/Japanese Raku
1
3
ART 169 Ceramics/Majolica Glaze Painting 3
ART 180 or
VCP 101
Basic Photography [H]
Photography I
3-4
ART 260 Intermediate Ceramics [H] 3
ART 261 Advanced Ceramics 3
ART 293 Professional Portfolio Production 3
Program Electives — Select 11-12 Credits
Number Title Credits
ART 141 Survey of Art History [H] 3
ART 150 Art Appreciation and Museum Studies [H] 3
ART 152 Sculpture [H] 3
ART 162 Ceramics/Color Clay 1
ART 163 Ceramics/Masks and Self Portraits 1
ART 164 Ceramics/Small Sculpture 1
ART 165 Ceramics/Polymer Clay Jewelry 1
ART 166 Ceramics/Egyptian Paste 1
ART 168 Art Glass: Stained and Fused 3
ART 194 Wheel Thrown Ceramics [H] 3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (15-16 credits)
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
MAT Math Elective
ART 101 Fundamentals of Design
ART 130 Drawing I
ART 160 Beginning Ceramics
Spring I (16-17 credits)
ART 140 Painting I
ART/HST 141 or
ART 150
Survey of Art History
Art Appreciation and Museum Studies
CHM 109 Chemistry and Art
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
ART 180 or
VCP 101
Basic Photography
Photography I
Fall II (12-19 credits)
ART Program Elective
ART Program Elective
ART 161 or
ART 167
Ceramics/Japanese Raku
Ceramics/Japanese Raku
ART 260 Intermediate Ceramics
ART Program Elective
SCI Lab Science Elective
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring II (16-17 credits)
ART Program Elective
ART 261 Advanced Ceramics
ART 293 Professional Portfolio Production
ART 169 Ceramics/Majolica Glaze Painting
SOC SCI Social Science Elective

Program Outcomes

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

  • Describe visual concepts and express them using appropriate artistic vocabulary in written and oral presentations
  • Demonstrate creativity in visual, technical, and conceptual problem-solving
  • Apply technical skills and competency in a wide range of art media and techniques
  • Solve visual problems in a manner that reflects individual creativity, technical expertise, and an understanding of historical and contemporary art
  • Demonstrate a work ethic that reflects a dedication to process and the intelligent development of a personal aesthetic
  • Write and speak with clarity, think critically and analytically, and express one’s ideas about a personal artistic vision and the vision of others
  • Use the critique process and self-reflection to develop a fine art professional portfolio for transfer or career development
  • 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

Career Opportunities

Fine artist, art instructor, art director, ceramicist, designer, master craftsperson, art consultant, industrial designer, restorer, conservator, model or mold maker, studio technician, gallery director, curator.

 

1 Another General Education Science with Lab will be accepted.
2 Courses must be from two different disciplines.​​​​