(81 credits)

The Ceramics program provides a dynamic environment for the artistic growth and development of the student through a thoughtful and challenging inquiry of both materials and meaning. Faculty are distinguished studio professionals who offer an extensive curriculum in all aspects of ceramics and work with students to help inspire their own unique expression. Spacious, well-equipped studios provide excellent facilities for fabrication, glazing, and all methods of firing. Frequent trips to museums, artists' studios, historical and industrial sites complement the curriculum.

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 Ceramics Courses (36 Credits)
ARS210Basic Ceramics 13
DDF205Computer Aided Design I3
ARS314Ceramic Materials 13
ARS318Ceramic Sculpture 23
ARS325Ceramics Processes and Techniques 1 23
ARS327Ceramics Processes and Techniques II 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)
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 2-dimensional3
Any 200- or 300-level ARS or DDF studio course, 3-dimensional3
Studio Electives (9 Credits)
Select three ARS and/or DDF courses. 9
Required Senior Seminar (3 Credits)
ARS490BFA Seminar (writing intensive)3
Total Credits81

May not be repeated for credit.


May be repeated for credit.