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What will I learn?

This A.A. degree provides foundation-level art and fundamental ceramics instruction. In the ceramic courses, students gain the experience necessary for entry-level positions and learn intermediate-level skills needed for ceramics study at the university.

Student Learning Outcomes - upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in hand and wheel forming techniques.
  • Develop expertise in clay selection for different types of expression and surface embellishment.
  • Demonstrate competency in advanced technical skills associated with firing techniques.
  • Demonstrate loading and firing kilns for different temperature aesthetics and function.

Which department am I in?

Creative Arts Division

Study options

Full Time (90 units)

Tuition fees
US$8,496.00 per year
USD $236 per unit
Application deadline

31 October 2021, 31 January 2022

Start date

3 January 2022, 4 April 2022


Creative Arts Division

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd,



95014, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must be 18 years old to attend college. Students who are younger than 18 (but at least 16 before first day of classes) can attend with proof of secondary/high school completion or the equivalent.

A minimum score on any of the following examinations is required for admission (exam must have been taken in the last 2 years):

TOEFL - 61 iBT (De Anza College ETS code is 4286) or TOEFL PBT 46 or higher

IELTS - 6.0

iTEP - Level 4


Duolingo - 95 DET (50 DET older version)

Pearson PTE Academic - 45

Cambridge - 175+ on advanced or proficiency exam

GTEC CBT - 1100

IB (International Baccalaureate) English A HL or SL 4 or better

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.