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Ceramics

Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Arts & Humanities

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial

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Why choose Ceramics at PPCC?

When studying ceramics at PPCC, you learn from passionate artists who not only teach, but are also known as world-class ceramic artists. Working closely with your fellow students and professors, you will develop techniques in hand building and wheel throwing. You'll be exposed to electric and gas firings, Raku, glaze development and more. When you finish, you could show your work in shops, galleries, fairs, or online. With more advanced degrees, you could pursue a career in academia.

What you will study?

As a PPCC ceramics student, you will be taught a variety of forming methods and decorative techniques. Students are given the opportunity to create and freely express themselves. Development of personal influences and style is encouraged. Functional and/or decorative ceramic pieces are investigated. Upon graduation, you will have a broad portfolio of work.

Career Options

Studying ceramics can kick-start a creative career in the arts. You can start your future as a studio artist and show your work in galleries, shops, art fairs or online. Explore professional development as an art teacher or take the initial steps necessary to become an professor of art.
Ceramics wheel

What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

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Fine Art teachers are expected to have 21% growth through 2028.

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Ceramics Classes You Might Take

Ceramics classes can be a part of an Associates of Arts degree program.
class 1

Introduces traditional and contemporary ceramic forms and processes including hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel.

class 2

Encourages students to develop an individual style of hand built and wheel thrown ceramic forms with continuing exploration in forming methods, decorative techniques and firing techniques.

class 3

Provides a demonstrated culmination of learning within a given program of study.

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Ceramics

Associate of Arts Degree - Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics

The Associate of Art degree is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year university or college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. Students completing 60 credit hours will start as an entering junior at the four-year school.

Transfer Options


Students completing 60 credit hours will start by entering as a junior at the four-year school. Both degrees are guaranteed to transfer to any four-year state institution in Colorado.

A few schools to consider:
  • Adams State - Colorado
  • University of Northern Colorado - Colorado
  • CSU Pueblo - Colorado
  • CSU Fort Collins - Colorado
  • CU Boulder - Colorado
  • CU Denver - Colorado
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago- Illinois
  • Kansas City Art Institute - Missouri
  • Savannah College of Art and Design - Georgia
  • Fort Hayes State University - Kansas
  • Rhode Island School of Art and Design - Rhode Island
  • Alfred University - New York

The Associate of Arts degree with a Studio Art designation includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare your for continued study at a four-year institution in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art.

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor.

Sample Program plan

Math & english Requirements

Sample Program plan

Courses & Credit Hours

  • ART 161 - Ceramics I (3)
  • ENG 121 - English Composition I (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Arts and Humanities course from AH2, AH3, or AH4 (3)
  • ART 111 - Art History Ancient to Medieval (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course from SS1, SS2, or SS3 (3)

Total Credits: 15

ART 261 - Ceramics II (3)

  • ENG 122 - English Composition II (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways History course from HI1 (3)
  • ART 112 - Art History Renaissance to 1900 (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab course from SC1 (4)

Total Credits: 16

Courses & Credit Hours

  • ART 262 - Ceramics III (3)
  • ART 131 - Visual Concepts 2-D Design (3)
  • ART 132 - Visual Concepts 3-D Design (3)
  • ART 121 - Drawing I (3)
  • MAT 120 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts (4)

Total Credits: 16

Courses & Credit Hours

  • 1 Studio Art course (3) - ART 263 - Ceramics IV (3) suggested
  • 1 GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences course from SC1 (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Arts and Humanities course from AH2, AH3, or AH4 (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course from SS1, SS2, or SS3 (3)

Total Credits: 15

Math & english Requirements

MAT 120 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts

ENG 121 - English Composition I

ENG 122 - English Composition II

Ceramics Faculty Contact

Lance Timco
(719) 502-3439
Lance.Timco@ppcc.edu

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