3D Arts - Certificate

Three-Dimensional Arts - Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in Three-Dimensional Arts is designed to direct students who seek to concentrate in the arts with a focus on three-dimensional applications, which include, design, sculpture, ceramics, metalsmithing, and metal sculpture casting.

Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will create and critique works of three-dimensional art in a supportive environment using traditional and new art media according to established principles of art and design. Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing about art and design related topics.
  • Students will develop their vision to devise innovative solutions to creative and technical problems.
  • Students will present to the instructor a portfolio of threedimensional artwork which will be evaluated according to the criteria of technical mastery, creativity, solving problems with original solutions, and meeting the stated goals of the assignment.
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills as they analyze, compare and contrast, and trace the development of art forms from different parts of the world, from ancient to modern times.
To earn this certificate, students must meet the following requirements: 
  1. Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  2. Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.


  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.
Select Five (5) Courses:
Code Class Units
ART 033B Basic Design: Three-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 065A Ceramics-Handbuilding: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 065B Ceramics-Handbuilding: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 067A Ceramics-Potter's Wheel: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 067B Ceramics-Potter's Wheel: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 075A Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 075B Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 085A Sculpture: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 085B Sculpture: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 088A Metal Sculpture Casting: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 088B Metal Sculpture Casting: Beginning (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
Units Required
Total Required Units 15.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Career opportunities include the following: education/teaching, furniture designer, jewelry design, museum/gallery professional, and arts administrator.