Required Foundation Courses (15 Credits)
ARS100Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
ARS101Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARS102Design: Color3
ARS103Design: Form3
ARS112Art Seminar 3
Art History Courses (12 Credits)
ARH201Art of the Western World I 3
ARH202Art of the Western World II 3
Select two of the following:6
Modern Art, 1900-1970
Contemporary Art, 1970 to the Present.
History of Modern Design
History of Decorative Arts
Required Senior Seminar (3 Credits)
ARS490BFA Seminar3
Required Program Courses (33 Credits)
ARS210Basic Ceramics 13
ARS314Ceramic Materials 13
ARS318Ceramic Sculpture 23
DDF205Computer-AidedDesignI3
ARS325Ceramics Processes and Techniques 1 23
ARS330Wheel Throwing 1 23
ARS336Wheel Throwing II3
ARS414Ceramics Seminar3
ARS416Ceramic Design and Product Laboratory 23
ARS411Senior Studio in Ceramics I 3
ARS412Senior Studio in Ceramics II 3
Required Cognate Courses (6 Credits)
Select any 200 or 300 level studio course, 2-dimensional3
Select any 200 or 300 level studio course, 3-dimensional3
Studio Electives (9 Credits)
Select 9 credits of studio electives9
Total Credits78

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
ARS100 Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
ARS102 Design: Color 3
ARS112 Art Seminar 3
ARH201 Art of the Western World I 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARS101 Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARS103 Design: Form 3
ARS210 Basic Ceramics 3
ARH202 Art of the Western World II 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
ARS314 Ceramic Materials 3
DDF205Computer-AidedDesignI 3
ARH358 Modern Art, 1900-1970 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARS318 Ceramic Sculpture 3
ARS330 Wheel Throwing 1 3
ARS325 Ceramics Processes and Techniques 1 3
Cognate - 2D or 3D 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
ARS327 Ceramics Processes and Techniques II 3
Studio Elective 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
Cognate - 2D or 3D 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARS416 Ceramic Design and Product Laboratory 3
ARH375 History of Decorative Arts 3
ARS336 Wheel Throwing II 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
ARS411 Senior Studio in Ceramics I 3
ARS490 BFA Seminar 3
ARS414 Ceramics Seminar 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARS412 Senior Studio in Ceramics II 3
Studio Elective 3
Studio Elective/Fieldwork 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Studio Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120