From ancient Greek pottery to medical implants to ballistic armor, explore the study and practice of ceramics as it 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 Curriculum

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor in Ceramics

  • ART2344  3D Form Studies (AI-A) (VCI)
  • ART2451  Ceramics I (AI-A) (VCI)
  • ART3451  Ceramics II (AI-A)
  • ART4451  Ceramics III
  • One art history course

Recommended courses: 

  • ART2215  Modern Art (AI-A)(VCI) OR
  • ART2204  Transcultural Exchange and the Visual Arts (AI-A) (VCI) (DM)