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BFA Major in Ceramics

Program Objective

The Ceramics program offers students a unique opportunity to develop individual studio work in a context that links contemporary art practice to a rich and diverse material history. A vital program within the Studio Arts Department, courses in Ceramics regularly include special collaborative projects, field trips and visiting artists. In addition, the Ceramics program provides students with an important point of departure for investigating diverse subjects ranging from traditional craft practice to new technologies. Well‑equipped studios and scheduled labs afford students the means to develop technical skills and to seek information specific to their needs. Course content at all levels of the program includes seminar discussion pertinent to both students’ work and to the current practice of ceramics. At an advanced level and in consultation with an advisor, students in Ceramics have the opportunity to pursue independent‑study courses.

Program Requirements

Major in Ceramics (60 credits)



CERA 230 Ceramics I (6.00)
CERA 330 Ceramics II (6.00)
CERA 430 Ceramics III (6.00)


credits chosen from:

Ceramics courses at the 300 level



CERA 498 Special Topics in Ceramics (3.00)



ARTH 264 Aspects of the History of Ceramics (3.00)
ARTH 350 Studies in the History of Ceramics (3.00)

Note: Students may also choose from other related Art History courses


credits chosen from:

Art History Courses

Art Theory Courses

or other history-based courses chosen from:

Cinema Courses

Theatre Courses

or from the following course:

VDEO 350 Video History and Theory (6.00)


elective credits chosen from:

Studio Arts Courses

Note: These courses may include Ceramics electives.


  • Students are responsible for fulfilling their particular degree requirements; hence, the sequences above must be read in conjunction with Section 81.20 Degree Requirements.

Admission to the Major in Ceramics

Applicants to Ceramics may apply to enter directly into the Major in Ceramics, or enter the Major in Studio Art with the intention of transferring upon completion of the first year.

In addition to the normal admission procedure of Concordia University, there is a distinct admission procedure for applicants to the Major in Ceramics. All applicants must submit a portfolio of their own work, as well as a letter of intent, as part of the admission process.

For more information concerning these additional requirements and submission deadline dates, please visit the following website:‑students/applying‑undergraduate.
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