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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ceramics


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


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • LALW200 Literary Traditions 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LASS - Social Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LAMS - Math/Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Junior Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • LALW - Lit/Writ/Film Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film 3 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • Math/Sci Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • HART - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Senior Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film 6 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • Math/Sci Electives 6 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Summary


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.