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Ceramics Minor

WVU Ceramics emphasizes development in technical expertise, design and conceptual approaches as a means to expand the students’ aesthetic vocabulary. The goal is to help students gain insight into their professional approach and commitment to ceramics as they actively pursue their self-discovery as artists.


CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

Section 1 – 9 hours:

100 Level Courses – 6 hours
  • ART 112-Drawing II-3 hours
  • ART 122-Visual Foundation 1 – 3 hours
200 Level Course – 3 hours
  • ART 240 or 241 Ceramics – 3 hours
  • After completion of all 100 and 200 level courses, students must complete and successfully pass a portfolio review with an advisor from their chosen studio emphasis area.
  • In order to apply the course to the minor, students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all ART courses.
  • If a student does not pass the portfolio review, they may enroll in an additional 200 level class in their chosen area of emphasis and resubmit their portfolio for a faculty signature; however, only 9 hours of 200 level courses may be counted toward the completion of the minor.
  • To strengthen the quality of the minor, students are encouraged to take additional credits in ARHS 120 or ARHS 160 which are GEC 3 & 5.

Section 2: 300 Level Courses – 9 hours (3 courses at 3 hours each)

  • ART 340 Ceramics – 3 hours (repeat for 3 times for a total of 9 hours)

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