The Contemporary Clay Minor will provide students the opportunity to explore several aspects of working in clay from the handmade to the mass produced, including utilitarian objects, unique sculptures, and installations utilizing the multiple. Students learn a combination of hand-building, potter's wheel throwing, slip-casting, glazing and firing techniques as well as new 3-D and 2-D printing methods. Environmental and financial sustainability will also be emphasized.
The Contemporary Clay minor is open to Communication Arts, Digital Media, Fine Arts and Product Design majors. Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Fashion Design and Toy Design majors will be approved to enroll on a case-by-case basis.
|PRDS362||Ceramic Production Techniques I||2.0|
|Contemporary Clay Electives*||12.0|
*Choose from: PRDS464 Special Topics (ceramics topics only, can be taken more than once), SCNG306 Genres (ceramics topics only, can be taken more than once), CAIL200 Clay in LA.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Fine Arts, Product Design, and Liberal Arts and Sciences sections of the Course Catalog.
Download one of the following PDFs to see how the Contemporary Clay minor fits into your chosen major
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2015-16 (class of 2019):
Contemporary Clay Minor Academic Plan 15-16
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2016-17 (class of 2020):
Contemporary Clay Minor Academic Plan 16-17
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Contemporary Clay Minor Academic Plan 17-18
Learn more about Interdisciplinary Studies, eligibility requirments, and the application process.