Oct 01, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Students in the ceramics program explore contemporary and traditional approaches to both sculpture and vessel-making.

The ceramics program teaches students the basic techniques of handbuilding, wheelworking, moldmaking, glazing, and kiln-firing. The program includes work in ceramic casting, architectural ceramics, and clay and glaze materials.

Advanced seminars provide an opportunity to discuss current contemporary art-making issues in clay.

Students research the topics and artists important to their own development, and visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions enrich classroom discussions.

Students also have opportunities to help mount installations that incorporate multiple media and conceptual issues.

Facilities include six large electric kilns, four large gas-fired kilns, and ample studio space for students to have their own work tables.

Foundation Year

Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements

Total Credits: 30

Sophomore Year

Major Requirements

  • Fall/Spring
  • 3D Elective from Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, or Metal  3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • Studio Electives 6 cr. Fall/Spring
  • 200 level Ceramics Electives 6 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30

Junior Year

Total Credits: 30

Senior Year

Total Credits: 30

Liberal Arts and History of Art: Soph-Senior Year

  • Fall/Spring
  • HART-History of Art electives-6 cr.
  • LASS-Social Science elective-3 cr.
  • LALW-Literature and Writing elective-3 cr.
  • LAMS-Math or Science elective-3 cr.
  • LA-Liberal Arts elective-6 cr.
  • LAHART-Liberal Arts or History of Art elective-3 cr.
  • Summative Elective-Take one 400 level course from LALW, LASS, or LAMS-3 cr.


Studio Foundation 18 cr.    
Ceramics/TDA 36 cr.    
Liberal Arts 24-30 cr.    
History of Art 12-18 cr.    
Studio Electives 24 cr.    
Total Credits 120 cr.