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Ceramics Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Freedom of expression.

This curriculum is designed to provide students a wide range of traditional and non-traditional ceramic approaches. Concentrated studio work engages students in contemporary practices, and advanced technical proficiencies that enhance idea-based constructional methods while developing a personal identity through utilitarian, sculptural, and design applications. As students advance through the program they take an active role in studio operations, including materials research, glaze calculation, and kiln/firing technology. The immediacy of working with clay offers opportunities for model making in design build professions. Ceramics processes also offer opportunities to bridge technology in agronomy, design, engineering, and medical fields. The certificate in Ceramics is a stand-alone program and may be taken by any student regardless of major or may be selected by Studio Art majors as part of their degree. This certificate prepares you for entry-level positions as a studio technician, production potter, or dealing with ceramics education, gallery, or retail settings.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art or design
  • Are committed to developing your talent
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality
  • Like to design and build things
  • Are detail-oriented

Career Opportunities

  • Art assistant
  • Art handler
  • Community art instructor
  • Foundry applications
  • Gallery assistant
  • Independent artist
  • Preparator
  • Public artist
  • Technology fields