Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Sculpture & Ceramics

The Sculpture & Ceramics minor is often added as a secondary focus of study in order to complement 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:

  • Apply a range of materials, processes and techniques within their chosen concentration as a primary form of artistic expression
  • Analyze interpret and comprehend the elements that constitute a work of art (visual, functional, psychological, and social)
  • Engage in self-directed problem solving analysis and critical thinking, and take creative and intellectual risks in the production of original artwork
  • Employ scholarly and visual research in developing concepts, principles, and theories 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 Sculpture & Ceramics. 

Foundation Courses (3)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR 110 or
FNAR 113
Foundations of Visual Art 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 Foundations 3
FNAR 222 or
FNAR 224
Sculpture/Ceramics: Form & Function or
Sculpture/Ceramics: Multiples
FNAR 322 Sculpture/Ceramics: Advanced Studio 3