Sep 20, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Fine Arts 3D: Ceramics

  
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    3DCR202 Ceramic Handbuilding 3 cr.


    A studio elective course, introduces students to ideas and methods used in the contemporary field of ceramic object-making. Projects are designed to have students consider clay for both its fine art and design potential. Projects use a variety of tools including the slab roller, extruder and plaster molds, as well as traditional methods of building and throwing on the potter’s wheel and address idea development. Projects also address color and surface and their relationships to forms. Students will choose methods of finishing work in gas or electric kilns, using a combination of studio and commercial glazes.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Fall
  
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    3DCR203 Wheelworking 3 cr.


    An introduction to the potter’s wheel as a tool for clay form-making. Projects explore various techniques, development of skill and experimentation with functional and nonfunctional formats. Slip/glaze applications include both high and low-fire techniques with gas and electric kilns.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Required/Elective
    Spring
  
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    3DCR205 Ceramic Design Studio 3 cr.


    Ceramics has always been a desirable medium for artists’ and designers’ use because of its ability to be transformed in many ways. The premise of this course is to look at ceramics from the design point of view, whether it functional, decorative or sculptural. The goal will be to create three objects that are well-designed and planned out. The ceramic process used to create work will be up to each student - wheel thrown, molded or handbuilt, for example. The course also looks at the history of ceramic design and the work of contemporary designers.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR205 Ceramic Design Studio Processes 3 cr.


    This course is focused on translating design concepts into finished ceramic objects. An emphasis on drawing and model making will be used as the basis for projects that use a variety of handbuilding, mold-making, casting, and finishing techniques. Previous experience in ceramics recommended but not required.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR208 Objects That Change Lives 3 cr.


    See 3DTD208.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR209 Intro to Clay Studio 3 cr.


    This course introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Projects include ideas and skills used in both sculpture and design around the world today. This course includes slide lectures and field trips to introduce students to artists, designers and careers in the field of ceramics today. Through assigned projects students develop ideas and learn new skills– building, finishing and firing ceramic objects. This course is open to both students with previous experience and no experience.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR213 Drawing in and on Clay 3cr.


    Drawing in and on Clay focuses on drawing as a
    tool for both two and three dimensionalrepresentation. Classes will be taught
    in the Ceramic Studios where emphasis is placed
    on  observation, experimentation, and technical
    exploration along with personal expression.
    Employing various tools and techniques, students
    explore the relationships of drawing on paper and
    clay. Students are given the opportunity to
    expand their drawing experience into other
    mediums and dimensions.The ceramic medium
    challenges artists and designers to draw in
    space, to marry ideas in surface, color and form.
    Projects include working with drawing as tool for
    addressing issues in object making, as well as
    exploring drawing in clay as finished artwork.
    Work focuses on the sensorial, the formal and the
    expressive proprieties of mark making in clay,
    which is a wonderfully direct and reactive
    medium. Eye hand synchronic and emotional
    responds will be used not only to record objects
    or events, but make visible the world of our imagination.
    Students explore the ceramic process from surface
    and form building through to firing work in
    electric and gas kilns.

    Undergraduate Elective
    Spring
  
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    3DCR225 Image and Clay 3 cr.


    Ceramics is a field that marries form-making, surface finish, concept, image and technique. Ideas can be applied to both fine art and design objects. Image and Clay is a studio elective designed to introduce students to ideas, artists/designers and techniques which bring surface imagery to clay object-making. Projects include digital manipulation of imagery, silkscreening, decal making, and transfer printing. This course is appropriate for both artists and designers.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR226 Tableware 3 cr.


    Design and fabricate individualized place settings, serving dishes, teapots, and vases. Employing hand-building, the potter’s wheel, plaster molds, and various kiln-firing techniques (stoneware, soda, low-fire) students are able to create pottery that is useful as well as personally expressive. Frequent demonstrations, lectures, and dialogue with the instructor enable beginners as well as experienced workers to expand their vision and portfolio.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DCR300 3D Seminar: Ceramics 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in the medium of clay. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance; students define and develop two bodies of work for each semester. This work must explore different technical areas of clay object-making and firing. An active journal with source material related to the student’s work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DCR301 3D Seminar: Ceramics 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in the medium of clay. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance; students define and develop two bodies of work for each semester. This work must explore different technical areas of clay object-making and firing. An active journal with source material related to the student’s work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DCR308 Multiples, Sets and Editions 3 cr.


    This course investigates the production of ceramic objects that are developed within a series format. Projects include unique pieces that are part of a related series and limited editions of identical objects. Ideas explored include architectural relief tiles, tableware, and various sculptural formats. Mold-making and ceramic casting processes are incorporated with various low and high-fire glaze options.

    Prerequisites: any 200 level ceramic elective or permission

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR309 Tiles, Reliefs & Mosaics 3 cr.


    Production and use of tiles, mosaics and reliefs. This course explores historical and contemporary uses of clay in architecture and object-making. Projects include design consideration, fabrication methods including mold and die processes and installation techniques. This course is appropriate for both fine artists and designers.

    Prerequisites: 3DCR203

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DCR310 Ceramic Chemistry 3 cr.


    Ceramic Chemistry offers students the opportunity to gain familiarity with clays, surfaces, and kilns. Weekly assignments, independent projects and two exams provide students with the exposure necessary to gain basic and personalized knowledge of ceramic materials and processes.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR311 Surreal Clay: Explorations 3 cr.


    A ceramic studio elective course gives students the opportunity and skills to develop work which is narrative in nature. Whether creating designed functional objects or abstract sculpture, the focus on this course is create objects which are outside of the everyday realm. Content of ideas may stretch from current events to personal experiences. Projects may incorporate a number of building and finishing techniques. Finished work may be funny, outrageous, provocative or physiologically engaging.

    Prerequisites: One 200 or 300 level 3DCR class.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR313 Clay Studio 3 cr.


    This course introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making.  Demonstrations and studio activities include hand building, mold making and wheel working. Each student researches and designs a series of pieces which reflect their personal interests. Projects may include work in tableware, sculpture, or designed objects. This course is open to both students with previous experience and no experience.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
  
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    3DCR315 In Situ: Clay and Contemporary Installation 3cr.


    The Class will develop work which addresses objects beyond their solitary presence. Technical
    demonstrations will revolve around clay as a medium that can contribute both ephemeral and
    permanent qualities and as an adaptable material that is both finite and abundant.

    Unconventional approaches to using clay and ceramic processes, in combination with looking at
    the subjective role of materiality will be a chief focus in this course. Projects and
    assignments will include class collaborations, short term exercises, readings/discussions,
    interventions, and most of all self-guided undertakings. Experience in ceramics processes
    recommended.

    Expirience in Ceramics recommended.

    Undergraduate Elective
    Spring Only

  
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    3DCR350 Adv.Studio: Ceramics 3 cr.


    Assists students in developing a focused coherent body of work through several research projects, exposure to artists and concepts, and the coordination of personal sources, intent and ceramic technique.

    Prerequisites: 6 credits in Ceramic Studios

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DCR351 Adv.Studio: Ceramics 3 cr.


    This course nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, model making, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the ceramics medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Prerequisites: 6 credits in Ceramic Studios

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall/Spring
  
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    3DCR392 CER Course Assistantship


  
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    3DCR398 CER Internship


  
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    3DCR399 CER Independent Study


  
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    3DCR401 3D Seminar: Ceramics 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art making issues in the medium of clay. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. With faculty assistance, students define and develop two bodies of work for each semester. This work must explore different technical areas of clay object-making and firing. An active journal with source material related to the student’s work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DCR450 Adv.Studio: Ceramics 3 cr.


    This course assists Students in developing a focused coherent body of work through several research projects, exposure to artists and concepts, and the coordination of personal sources, intent and ceramic technique,

    Prerequisites: 3DCR350, 3DCR351

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DCR451 Adv.Studio: Ceramics 3 cr.


    This course nurtures the development of a coherent body of work based on sophisticated techniques and a maturing sense of aesthetic direction. The course stresses the importance of drawing, model making, and journals to the creative process. Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the ceramics medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Prerequisites: 3DCR450

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring