Ceramics Courses (Art, Art History, and Design) (CERM)

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

CERM Courses

This is a list of courses with the subject code CERM. For more information, see Art, Art History, and Design (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the catalog.

CERM:2010 Ceramics I: Handbuilding 3 s.h.

Basic handbuilding methods of forming, firing, glazing clay. GE: Engineering Be Creative; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

CERM:2020 Ceramics II: Wheel Throwing 3 s.h.

Basic wheel-throwing techniques; clay, glaze formulation and preparation in kiln firing. Prerequisites: ARTS:1510 and ARTS:1520 and CERM:2010.

CERM:3010 Ceramics III: Intermediate Studio 4 s.h.

Intermediate studio; lectures and demonstrations covering intermediate techniques; content varies. Prerequisites: CERM:2010 and CERM:2020.

CERM:4010 Ceramics IV: Advanced Studio 4 s.h.

Advanced individual projects. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: CERM:2020.

CERM:4020 Ceramic Materials and Effects 4 s.h.

Empirical methods of glaze and clay body formulation; effects of various kilns and firing atmospheres on glaze materials and clay bodies. Prerequisites: CERM:2020.

CERM:4030 Advanced Concepts in Ceramics 3-4 s.h.

Advanced studio with rotating focus such as kiln theory, gallery representation, critique theory, and methodology. Prerequisites: CERM:2020.

CERM:4041 Kiln Building 4 s.h.

Kiln theory, design, and construction methods; may include participation in kiln construction. Prerequisites: CERM:2020.

CERM:4099 Undergraduate Individual Instruction 1-3 s.h.

Individual instruction in ceramics for advanced students.

CERM:6075 Ceramics Workshop 3-4 s.h.

Advanced graduate studio; critique of student work; visiting artists, field trips. Prerequisites: CERM:4010. Requirements: CERM:4010 or graduate standing.

CERM:6099 Graduate Individual Instruction in Ceramics arr.

Requirements: knowledge of clay and glaze computation, and ability to fire kilns.