School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731
The certificate in Ceramics is designed as a workforce development degree that trains students to design and fabricate ceramic objects of art and center the ceramics industry locally, nationally and/or internationally.
Core courses offer a broad perspective including numerous techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, kiln firing procedures, glaze formulation, clay body formulation, mass production techniques, basic studio work flow, maintenance, and upkeep.
Electives focus on related design, photographic documentation of artwork as an aid to professional requirements in the field and business practices necessary for entrepreneurial endeavors.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Exhibit craftsmanship and originality in the conception and creation of functional and sculptural objects using clay and related materials.
- Design ceramic objects that are relevant and competitive in today’s contemporary fine art ceramic market.
- Fabricate ceramic objects using wheel throwing, slip casting and/or hand building techniques.
- Experiment with glaze formulas and commercial clay composition.
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (24 HRS. MIN.)
ARTS 280 Business Practices for Designers (3)
CLAY 128L Clay Hand-Building I (3)
CLAY 129L Ceramics: Wheel Throwing I (3)
CLAY 136L Ceramic Color on Form (3)
CLAY 214L Clay Hand-Building II (3)
CLAY 216L Ceramics: Wheel Throwing II (3)
CLAY 220L Ceramics: Glaze Formulation (3)
CLAY 280L Ceramics: Integrative Projects (3)
APPROVED ELECTIVES: (6 HRS. MIN.)
AHST 207 Contemporary Art (3)
ARTS 113L Two-Dimensional Design (3)
ARTS 116L Three-Dimensional Design (3)
ARTS 125L Art Practices I (3)
ARTS 295 Studio Practice (3)
ARTS 296 Fine Arts Portfolio Development (3)
ARTS 298 Arts and Design Internship (3)
DRPT 118L Drawing I (3)
DRPT 121L Painting I (3)
PHOT 195 Photographing Artwork (3)
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 30 CREDITS MIN.