Art Ceramics


The Ceramics area of emphasis focuses on the expansion of artistic practice through exploration, experimentation, studio work and study. Students are encouraged to integrate traditional, contemporary and alternative materials and processes as they express themselves through skill development, critical thinking and artistic discourse relevant to the ceramics medium.

Courses Required for the Major:


ARTF 107 Contemporary Art 3
ARTF 109 History of Modern Art or
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic or
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I 3
ARTF 231 Introduction to Digital Art 3
Complete the Requirements for the Ceramics emphasis:
ARTF 195A Ceramics I 3
ARTF 195B Ceramics II 3
ARTF 197A Handbuilding Ceramics I 3
Select two courses from the following:
ARTF 175A Sculpture I 3
ARTF 197B Handbuilding Ceramics II 3
ARTF 220A Life Sculpture I 3
ARTF 196 Clay and Glaze Technology 3
Select one course from the following:
ARTF 113 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3
ARTF 115 African Art 3
ARTF 120 Native American Art 3
ARTF 125 Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3
BLAS 110 African American Art 3
CHIC 230 Chicano Art 3
Total Units = 36

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Fine Art 165A, 175A, 175B, 175A, 194, 190A, 198A, 260, 280C.

Note: Only one Fine Arts (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

(Mesa College Catalog 2013-14)