Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Ceramics and Sculpture

The Ceramics and Sculpture minor is often added as a secondary focus of study in order to compliment or enhance a student's major or chosen career path. Students may also choose to add the minor in order to pursue an area of interest without the responsibility of a major.

The minor embodies many of the key historical, critical, theoretical, methodological and contextual elements embedded within the more comprehensive framework of the major.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend, analyze and interpret the visual, functional, psychological, and social elements that constitute a work of art
  • Apply a range of materials, processes and techniques within their chosen concentration as a primary form of artistic expression
  • Engage in self-directed problem solving analysis and critical thinking, and take creative and intellectual risks in the production of original artwork
  • Comprehend the vocabulary, principles, theories and methodologies particular to their concentration, and interpret and articulate them through their own creative process
  • Employ scholarly and visual research in developing concepts that underlie their artistic intentions, and effectively communicate them orally and in written form

A total of 18 credit hours are required for the minor in Ceramics and Sculpture. 

Foundation Courses (3)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR 112 or
FNAR 113
Two Dimensional Design or
Drawing I
History Courses (3)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR --- Art History Elective 3
Applied Courses (12)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR 120 or
FNAR 121
Ceramics: Handbuilding or
Ceramics: Wheelthrowing
FNAR 124 Sculpture I 3
FNAR 222 or
FNAR 224
Ceramics II: Intermediate Studio or
Sculpture II
FNAR 322 Sculpture/Ceramics II: Advanced Studio 3