BFA, Ceramics

Division: Craft/Foundation
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Program: Major in Ceramics

Program Length: 4 years (see Degree Requirements)

Campus: Port Campus

Program Entry

The Major in Ceramics program is an open entry program. After successfully completing the first two years of study, students may declare their intention to major in ceramics.

Program Requirements

Completion of Foundation Year 1. 30 credits of 1000-level courses including:
FNDN 1010 Intro to Studio practice(3-credits)
FNDN 1100 Foundation Drawing I(3-credits)
FNDN 1200 Intro to Visual Culture (3-credits)
FNDN 1800 Writing for the Arts(3-credits)
DRAW 1500 Drawing II(3-credits)
Years 2-4. Courses Required:
AHIS 2010 Survey of 19th C Art or AHIS 2020 Survey of 20th C Art(3-credits)
AHIS 2120 Craft and Design Hist 1750-1950(3-credits)
AHIS XXXX(3-credits)
AHIS 3XXX / 4XXX(3-credits)
AHIS 3100 or AHIS 3150 or AHIS 3160 or AHIS 3180 or AHIS 4120(3-credits)
CERM 2610 Ceramic Technology(3-credits)
CERM 2001 or CERM 2003 or CERM 2110 (6-credits)
CERM 3101 or CERM 3103 or CERM 3110(6-credits)
CERM 35XX(15-credits)
CERM 410X Studio Project 1: Ceramics 
CERM 420X Studio Project 2: Ceramics 
DRAW 2XXX (3-credits)
ARTS 3110 Entrepreneurship for Visual Arts or ARTS 4210 Professional Practice(3-credits)
Elective/Open Credits:
X000 Any Level Studio(3-credits)
2000 Level Studio (at least two disciplines for a total of 12-credits)(24-credits)

Please visit the Academic Calendar for a description of all courses available during your undergraduate studies.

Available Minors

There are many minors to complement your ceramics major, including art history, drawing, fashion, film studies, illustration, jewellery design and metalsmithing, print/paper/book, textiles and journalism.


Faculty members are accomplished artists, scholars, educators and leaders in their craft. Rory MacDonald is the Craft Division Chair. For a list of full faculty, click the button below.

Rory MacDonald
Division Chair