Certificate in Ceramics - One Year

The Ceramics – One Year Certificate of Achievement provides the student with skills to work as a studio potter or in a retail ceramic shop.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Ceramics – One Year Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Utilize proper vocabulary in the study and discussion of Visual Arts and Art History.
  2. Analyze and create examples in a variety of styles within a studio environment.
  3. Research, identify, and evaluate historical periods in Art History.
  4. Recognize how societies’ world views influence Visual Arts and Art History traditions.
Required courses:
ART 111Beginning Drawing3
ART 120Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 140Beginning Ceramics3
ART 141Intermediate Ceramics3
ART 145Ceramic Design and Decoration3
Select two (2) of the following courses:
Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art3
Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art3
Figure Drawing I3
Beginning Painting3
Beginning Clay Sculpture3
Basic Photography3
Total Units21

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ART 111 Beginning Drawing 3
ART 140 Beginning Ceramics 3
ART 180 Beginning Clay Sculpture 3
Winter Term 1
ART 141 Intermediate Ceramics 3
Spring Term 1
ART 112 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 145 Ceramic Design and Decoration 3
ART 104
Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or Figure Drawing I
or Beginning Painting
or Basic Photography
 Total Units24

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.