Ceramics

From ancient Greek pottery to medical implants to ballistic armor, the study and practice of ceramics celebrates the intersection of art and science.

Ceramics has been used in many cultures across more than 20,000 years. While historical pottery is still analyzed for archeological purposes, today, the medium incorporated in various industries—architecture, culinary, medical, military defense, automobile and environmental systems, electronics and more.

As a ceramics minor at Emmanuel, you will learn traditional and contemporary ceramics production methods, from hand building to wheel throwing to casting and now the experimental stage of 3D printing, making a strong link between studio practice, ceramic Industry and industrial design.

The basic and versatile material is deceptively complex—and interdisciplinary. Combined with a major in science, ceramics students can further educate themselves in materials science to become ceramic engineers, chemists or conservators. With coursework in art history, pursue further education in art history, art curation and arts administration. English majors develop a career in art, craft or design publishing as writers and editors. And combined with Graphic Design, there is an opportunity to explore the exciting and growing field of industrial design.

Minor Requirements

View the 2018-2019 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor in Ceramics

  • ART2344  3D Form Studies (AI-A)
  • ART2451  Ceramics I (AI-A)
  • ART3451  Ceramics II (AI-A)
  • ART4451  Ceramics III

One art history course, recommended courses below:

  • ART2215  Modern Art (AI-A) OR
  • ART2204  From Globalization to Transnationalism: Art in the Contact Zone (AI-A)

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