Ontario College Certificate in Ceramics
Ceramic works engage every element of the design and creative process, embodying the technology, the materials, and the artist's message.
Professional ceramic artists and designers will help you express yourself through clay. You'll develop critical thinking abilities and a technical understanding of ceramics as you progress through foundation courses to more advanced individual explorations. Our emphasis on techniques will give you a solid range of clay skills including throwing on the wheel, handbuilding, understanding clay, the science of glaze technology, and firing techniques. You will also receive a well-rounded foundation in applied design and ceramic art history, as well as practical skills in ceramic studio operations, marketing and portfolio development.
You'll have your own individual electric wheel and a large work space in our well-equipped studio. The art studio features a fully-ventilated glaze lab, glaze booth, and kiln room with a variety of electric kilns including oval, round, burn-out as well as raku.
Equivalent to two semesters of full-time study, our intensive 15-week certificate programs provide over 600 hours of hands-on studio time. Each week you will work alongside a different faculty member who brings their unique perspective and expertise within the discipline to the studio. Limited enrolment ensures you have access to equipment and time to interact with faculty. You will also benefit from the guidance of experienced studio technicians and extended hours in the studio after class.
Why Choose Fleming
Our school is a leader in providing unique and flexible art and design education. Learn from professionals who have shaped art, craft and design in Canada at a campus that provides the best possible hands-on studio experience. Create in a spectacular natural environment, supported by dedicated faculty and a welcoming community of resident artists and designers. Graduate with a solid portfolio to take you to the next step in your art career – whether that is continuing education, starting your own practice or entering the workforce.
Graduates are working as ceramicists, educators, designers and in galleries.
Kristen Ciccarelli, program graduate and owner of Two Cent Sparrow Ceramic Studio, recently exhibited her work at the One Of A Kind show in Toronto. Kristen believes that studying at Haliburton School of Art + Design was essential to her development as a ceramic artist.
There is an additional expense of approximately $381 for tools and equipment, in addition to the material cost included in the tuition.
Pathways to Further Education
Visual and Creative Arts diploma graduates have the opportunity to pursue more advanced studies through our many articulation agreements with leading art education institutions across Canada and in the United States.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Students applying to Ceramics must meet the following requirements:
- OSSD including Gr 12 C English
OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.