Ceramics and Glass, Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts Degree in Ceramics and Glass gives students an intensive course sequence that leads to the knowledge, practical skills, and training required for employment, entry into individual professional studio practice, and becoming a successful artist in the community.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic hand-building and/or wheel-throwing skills.
  • Demonstrate basic ceramic sculpture skills.
  • Demonstrate basic kiln-formed glass skills.
  • Apply appropriate surface techniques.
  • Demonstrate skills in combining clay and glass.

Associate in Arts Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
ARCE 1Introduction to Ceramics3
or ARCE 1A Ceramic Handbuilding I
or ARCE 2A Ceramic Wheel Throwing I
ARCE 3AIntroduction to Ceramic Sculpture3
ARCE 4AKiln-Formed Glass I3
ARCE 7Ceramic Surface Design and Technique1.5-3
ARCE 11Clay and Glass3
Select nine units from the following:9
Ceramic Handbuilding II
Ceramic Handbuilding III
Ceramic Handbuilding IV
Ceramic Wheel Throwing II
Ceramic Wheel Throwing III
Ceramic Wheel Throwing IV
Ceramic Sculpture II
Ceramic Sculpture III
Ceramic Sculpture IV
Kiln-Formed Glass II
Kiln-Formed Glass III
Kiln-Formed Glass IV
Introduction to Glaze Experimentation
Glaze Calculation
Alternative Throwing Techniques
Alternative Firing Techniques
TOTAL MAJOR UNITS22.5-24
Additional Requirements
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.36-37.5
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.