Minor in Art History

You can explore your interest in humanity’s creative history with a minor in Art History from Carlow University. In this program, you will gain an entry-level understanding of the elements of art and design, as well as an overview of Western art history. 

You will create art while becoming acquainted with both the theory and practice of art and understanding art in context, learn how to critically engage with artwork and further develop your appreciation of art.

Art history curriculum

A minimum of 18 credits is required, 9 of which must be taken at Carlow.

Required courses inlcude:

  • Introduction to Art/Visual Culture I and 2
  • Women and Art
  • 3 additional art history courses

Expand your skills, minor in HR

You can learn effective human resource management policies, systems, practices and procedures by adding a minor in Human Resources Management to your undergraduate studies. This versatile minor will prepare you to better understand and manage a company’s human resources functions.

Minor in HR curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • 4 courses from an approved list (2 at the 300/400 level) that includes Human Resources Information Systems I and II, Training and Development, Fair Employment Practices,  Labor Relations, Recruitment, and Selection and Compensation

Shape your future with a ceramics major

With a Ceramics major, you will learn techniques of two-dimensional art, ceramics and sculpture. The major will prepare you for a studio career or graduate school.

A focused ceramics student is shaping her clay pot with her hands, using a pottery wheel. She is nearly finished.
Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Ceramics degree curriculum

The ceramics degree curriculum allows you to learn high-level skills and develop your artistic voice, focusing on your area of interest in ceramics. In addition to learning ceramic skills such as wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing and firing, you will study drawing, art history and design, giving you a well-rounded foundation.

Quick facts

While the student sits at the pottery wheel, the professor begins to instruct them on how to shape their clay.

Alternate degree completion options

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Ceramics

Graduates with a ceramics degree have been successful in studio practice and gaining admission to master’s programs.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, job growth is slated to change little for craft and fine artists from 2019 to 2029. Though an uptick in arts positions and opportunities is largely based on economic factors, many ceramics artists start their own small businesses.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Ceramics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Expand your IT knowledge: Information Technology Management Minor

The Information Technology Management minor can be added from any of Carlow University’s disciplines. With IT becoming an integral part of most future careers, this minor will enhance your studies and prepare you for technical functions in a variety of workplaces.The IT Management minor will provide you with the basic mechanics of information technology used in today’s technology-oriented work environments. You will gain knowledge in a variety of IT areas such as programming, database, information security and web design.

Information Technology Management minor curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required courses include:

  • Information Technology I
  • Foundations of Programming
  • Web Design
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Security
  • Accounting Information Systems or Human Resource Information Systems Management I

Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Human Resource Management majors can, in consultation with their advisor, opt for an ITM minor concentrating in database management.

Minor in Ceramics

You can work with your hands and master the essentials of two-dimensional art and sculpture, supplementing your art education with a minor in Ceramics from Carlow University. You will gain a well-rounded perspective on creativity in ceramics and refine your technical skills by working in the university’s art studio spaces, including three semesters in the Advanced Ceramics Studio working with different materials, techniques and kilns.

Ceramics curriculum 

A minimum of 18 credits is required, 9 of which must be taken at Carlow.

Required courses include:

  • Basic Art and Design
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics

Minor in labor and working class studies 

The Labor and Working Class Studies minor is an interdisciplinary 18-credit minor which combines history and human resource management. It prepares students to become reflective practitioners and compassionate leaders in a wide range of careers.

You will gain an understanding of working class dynamics, including unions, culture and politics, and the administrative and ethical issues involved in labor relations and other business decisions. 

Working class studies curriculum 

The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, which include 12 credits of electives from History and Business Management.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to United States Labor History
  • Labor Relations

Earn your degree on campus amid a supportive, diverse community

Carlow University offers a variety of on-campus degrees and certificates for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies.

Choose from student-focused educational opportunities: Each of our on-campus degrees focuses on a student’s growth academically, professionally and personally. Faculty and staff are invested in your success and committed to supporting you as you earn your degree.

Engage in practical career experiences: We’ve incorporated practical career experiences like internships and clinicals into our programs so that you are prepared to work in your chosen field.

Study in a vibrant location: Oakland, our hometown, is part of Pittsburgh’s innovation district, an area saturated with research, technology and innovation.

Flexible course offerings: Many of our on-campus degrees offer online classes, giving you greater flexibility while you earn your degree.

Grow your network: Pursuing an on-campus degree places you in the heart of our community, a perfect position to get to know our community partners and grow your personal and professional network.

Areas of Study

Choose an area of study to explore our on-campus degree options.

Art History Minor

Minor in Art History You can explore your interest in humanity’s creative history with a minor in Art History from Carlow University. In this program, you will gain an entry-level … Continued

Human Resource Management Minor

Expand your skills, minor in HR You can learn effective human resource management policies, systems, practices and procedures by adding a minor in Human Resources Management to your undergraduate studies. … Continued

Art Major: Ceramics

Shape your future with a ceramics major With a Ceramics major, you will learn techniques of two-dimensional art, ceramics and sculpture. The major will prepare you for a studio career … Continued

Information Technology Management Minor

Expand your IT knowledge: Information Technology Management Minor The Information Technology Management minor can be added from any of Carlow University’s disciplines. With IT becoming an integral part of most … Continued

Ceramics Minor

Minor in Ceramics You can work with your hands and master the essentials of two-dimensional art and sculpture, supplementing your art education with a minor in Ceramics from Carlow University. … Continued

Labor & Working Class Studies Minor

Minor in labor and working class studies  The Labor and Working Class Studies minor is an interdisciplinary 18-credit minor which combines history and human resource management. It prepares students to … Continued

On Campus

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student-to-faculty ratio

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acres of campus

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