The curricular goal of the Ceramics Program is to develop a strong three-dimensional design background while learning about the technical complexity of clay as the primary medium. Project concepts are grounded in contemporary ceramics art movements, good design in ceramics industry and the historical record of clay objects since prehistoric times.
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- Learn more about this program or visit the Visual Arts website.
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- This program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Programs in Art and Design of the Department of Visual Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Pamela M. Parsons
Chair, Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Graduate Painting
Ann Marie Castelgrande
Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Printmaking, Foundations
Clinical Assistant Professor of Art, Director Art Therapy
Our ceramics studio includes:
- Brent slab roller
- Brent electric wheels
- Brent kick wheels
- Lockerbie kick wheels
- Handcrafted cherry treadle
- Extruders with various sized barrels
- Soldner clay mixer
- Pug mill
- Electric kilns of various sizes
- 3-cubic foot Alpine gas kiln
- 20-cubic foot Laguna gas kiln
- Gas raku kiln
- Spray/glaze booths
- Slip/casting station
Ceramics majors also have access to personal workspaces that are connected to the main work room and kiln room.
The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.
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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
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Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art major, there are two areas of emphasis: 2-D and 3-D. The Studio Art program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own kind of expression. All students take foundation courses, intermediate students take intermediate level 2-D or 3-D courses. In sequential upper-level courses, students choose advanced courses in painting, illustration, ceramics or sculpture.
Foundation Courses for both 2-D and 3-D Emphases
|ART 110||Basic Drawing||
|ART 116||Drawing I||
|ART 118||Two-Dimensional Design and Color||
|ART 212||Three-Dimensional Design||
|ART 233||Painting I||
|ART 322||Foundation Portfolio Review||0|
Students in the 3-D ceramics track develop a strong three-dimensional design background while learning about the technical complexity of clay as the primary medium. Project concepts are grounded in contemporary ceramics art movements, good design in the ceramics industry, and the historical record of clay objects since prehistoric times.
|ART 113*||Art History I||3|
|ART 114*||Art History II||3|
|ART 215A||Figure Drawing I||3|
|ART 218||Art in the Modern Era||3|
|ART 223||Basic Ceramics||
|ART 261||Sculpture I||
|ART 322A,B,C||Portfolio Review||
|ART 323||Ceramics I||
|ART 325||Jewelry-Metal I||
|ART 241||Computer Graphics I||
|ART 328||Ceramics II||
|ART 329||Ceramics III||
|ART 329B||Intermediate Ceramics IV||3|
|ART 455||Professional Contribution (Exhibit)||0|
|ART 464A||Advanced Ceramics||
|ART 464B||Advanced Ceramics||
|ART Elective||Studio (3) or Fieldwork Experience (ART 449)||
|ART Elective||Art History Elective||
|ART Elective||Art History Elective||3|
|ART Elective||Studio Elective||3|
*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.