BA in Ceramics

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire understanding of application of ceramic materials at earthenware, stoneware and porcelain temperature ranges through individual experience and observation of studio practice. Understand the possibilities and limitations of the ceramics media.
  • Develop practical Ceramic Studio skills through group clay mixing, slip and glaze making kiln loading, firing, and unloading.
  • Develop conceptual understanding of Ceramic Art in connection with techniques employed in specific projects. Acquire an appreciation for the breadth of ceramic history and integrate historical awareness in solutions to projects.
  • Develop ceramic concepts through readings in the ceramic field and create a personal approach to the medium.
  • Explore and develop clay bodies and glazes for earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain production.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ceramic history through integration with projects and slide presentations.

Learning Environment

Ceramics Studio

Curriculum

First Year
FALL
ART A105 - Beginning Drawing
ART A111 - Two Dimensional Design
ART A113 - Three Dimensional Design
ENGL A111 - Methods of Written Communication
MATH - Quantitative Skills
SPRING
ART A205 - Intermediate Drawing
ART A201 - Beginning Handbuilt Ceramics
ENGL - 200 Level Written Communications
COMM - Oral Communications
GER - Natural Sciences with Lab 
Second Year
FALL
ART A261 - History of World Art I
ART A211 - Beginning Sculpture
ART A203 - Intro to Art Education
GER/CAS - ANTH A250
GER/CAS - HIST A101
SPRING
ART A262 - History of World Art II
ART - Beginning 2D Studio
ART A301 - Intermediate Handbuilt Ceramics
GER/CAS - HIST A102
GER/CAS - American Culture
Third Year
FALL
ART A301 or A401 - Intermediate or Advanced Ceramics
PHIL A401 - Aesthetics
Major Elective - U.D. Non-Art
Major Elective - Art/Non-Art U.D. Elective
GER/CAS - Introduction to Literature
SPRING
ART - Secondary Emphasis/U.D. Studio
Major Elective - U.D. Non-Art
Major Elective - Art/Non-Art U.D. Elective
GER/CAS - Natural Sciences
GER/CAS - Ways of Knowing
Fourth Year
FALL
ART - U.D. Art History
ART - Secondary Emphasis/U.D. Studio
ART A491 - Senior Seminar
GER/CAS - Fine Arts
Elective - Non-Art
SPRING
ART - U.D. Art History
ART A301 or ART A401 - Intermediate or Advanced Ceramics
GER/CAS - Social Behavior
Elective - U.D/Non-U.D. Non-Art
Elective - Non-Art
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