2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Studio Arts, Ceramics Concentration (B.A.)


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Major Requirements


Students majoring in Studio Art complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 28-31 elective credits, and 44-50 credits (17-18 courses) in their major. Students may complete major requirements with 43-49 credits if ART 202  is used to fulfill both the 3D requirement and the woodshop safety requirement. Courses and credits in Art may vary according to the student’s area of specialization. Studio Art majors choose a concentration in one of the following: ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography illustration or interactive media arts (IMA). All Studio Art majors are required to participate in a comprehensive portfolio review during the spring semesters of the freshman year and junior years.  In addition, all Studio Art majors are required to participate in the Senior Exhibition held in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery during the spring semester of their final year. Although it is not part of these requirements, students who qualify may take the optional course, ART445 : Senior Honors Thesis.

Two upper-level (300- or 400-level) art history electives 6 Credits;


Studio Art majors must complete one of the following concentrations:


All students must take a class in a 3-D art form, either ART 202 (Sculptural Concepts) or a Ceramics course.


An optional elective course requiring faculty approval:


  • 3 Credit(s)
  • Students with a record of accomplishment during their three years of coursework may apply to take the Senior Honors Thesis course in the spring term of their senior year. This is not one of the curricular requirements for the major. After applying and receiving approval, students consult with faculty members and then participate in a spring Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition in the Hamilton Gallery. All students must participate in the Juried Senior Show held in the Hamilton Gallery through their work in ART446 : Professional Practices Capstone.

Concentration Requirements


Degree Plan


 
Degree Plan for Studio Arts: Ceramics (B.A.)
 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
ART091: Freshman Art Seminar (1 credit)
X
 
ART131: Drawing I (3 credits)
X
 
ART231: Ceramics I: Clay, Culture and Creativity (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
ART132: Drawing II (3 credits)
 
X
ART232: Ceramics II: Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel (3 credits) or
ART331: Concentrated Studies: Ceramics III (3 credits)
(complete one Spring Year 1 and one Spring Year 2)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
ART200: Drawing III (3 credits)
X
 
ART208: History of World Art I (3 credits)
X
 
Two-dimensional studio elective (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
ART232: Ceramics II: Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel (3 credits) or
ART331: Concentrated Studies: Ceramics III (3 credits)
(complete one Spring Year 1 and one Spring Year 2)
 
X
ART209: History of World Art II (3 credits)
 
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
ART074: Woodshop Safety & Tools (1 credit)
X
 
ART218: Intro to Digital Art & Design  (3 credits)
X
 
ART354: Art Theory and Criticism (3 credits)
X
 
Upper-level (300- or 400-level) art history elective (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
ART300: Advanced Studio Concepts (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
ART400: Portfolio (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Upper-level (300- or 400-level) art history elective (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
ART446: Professional Practices Capstone (3 credits)
 
X
ART445: Senior Honors Thesis (3 credits) or Elective (3 credits)
 
X

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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