Nov 29, 2020  
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021

Ceramics Certificate


CIP: 50.0711
School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731

The Certificate in Ceramics is designed as an introduction into a workforce development degree. This degree trains students to design and fabricate ceramic objects of art and enter the ceramics industry locally, nationally and/or internationally. Program courses offer a hands-on experience in this medium, which includes techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, kiln firing procedures, glaze formulation, mass production techniques, basic studio work flow, studio maintenance, and aesthetic investigation into form and function. Electives focus on related design, photographic documentation of artwork, art history and sculptural approaches to clay.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

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.
  • Engage critical thinking in the designing of ceramic objects that are relevant in today’s contemporary fine art ceramic market.
  • Fabricate ceramic objects using wheel throwing and hand building techniques.
  • Formulate glaze compositions.
  • Express, through the process of critique, the conceptual foundation of one’s creative work.

Total 15 Credits Min.