The School of Art and Art History (SAAH) certificate program enables students with a major outside of the visual arts to take a series of classes within the studio arts where clay is used as the art material. Classes expose students to art-making practices within the field of ceramics, develop manual skills in clay forming, increase visual understanding of content in art, and enable the student to explore personal decision-making and creative problem-solving in art-making.

About this Program

  • College: Arts
  • Credits: 18-21
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Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

School Information

The School of Art + Art History nurtures a culture of critical inquiry in our scholarly and creative work. We empower each individual with knowledge, skills, and insight to engage thoughtfully with our changing world.


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The certificate is awarded by the SAAH to acknowledge a concentration in ceramics within a student's external major and general course of study. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the certificate program. Students are admitted based on a portfolio review by faculty in the ceramics.

The coursework includes 4-5 sequenced ceramics classes plus a required course in art theory and art fundamentals. Students will leave the program with the ability to throw on the potter's wheel, model, and carve. They also will have developed skills in hand-forming processes and gained knowledge of glaze application techniques and kiln firing methods.

Required Courses

Select one:3
Introduction to Art: the Artistic Experience
Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1
Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2
Non-Western Art
ART 2305C
ART 2757C
Perceptual Drawing
and Ceramics: 3D Concepts
ART 2704C
ART 2752C
Figurative Ceramics
and Throwing: Skills and Concepts
Select one to two:3-6
Ceramic Sculpture 1
Ceramic Sculpture 2 (offered spring only)
Ceramic Design
Total Credits18-21