This program is INACTIVE

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624, lainfo@hfcc.edu, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Steven Glazer: 313-845-6485, sglazer@hfcc.edu, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-147

Program Description


Offers a wide selection of courses for both the first-time potter and those interested in operating a home pottery studio. Includes design and production techniques, hand-building and wheel-construction methods, glaze making, ceramic sculpture, kiln firing, and kiln construction.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Create ceramic objects through clay manipulation using the following techniques: pinch, coil, slab, press molding, throwing, underglazing, and glazing.
  2. Evaluate one's own personal style of working and select the preferred clay and glaze combinations, and firing temperatures, to achieve the desired aesthetic.
  3. Assess economics of setting up a ceramics studio and/or business including effective business practices, marketing, and display of one’s work, pricing, and audience selection.
  4. Identify and contrast different clay types, glaze types, and firing processes.
  5. Identify where one’s work fits into the context of historical and contemporary ceramic trends.
  6. Utilize current art terminology.
  7. Evaluate one's own work using the visual elements and principles of design.

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

All students are required to participate in the graduating student exit exhibition prior to graduating.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one from a different discipline (not ART).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any one, from a different discipline (not PSCI).
Category 7
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.