University Division of Visual Arts is committed to providing comprehensive
degree programs of professionalism and excellence. The programs of study
seek to instill in students an understanding of the rich role of art in the
human experience and to develop artistic capabilities and aesthetic
sensitivity. The majors offered prepare students for entry into careers as
professional artists, art educators, or for graduate study.
with an impressive listing of artistic and scholarly achievements, are
dedicated to the success of their students. From year one, students practice
their craft amid professional venues, undergo yearly reviews with faculty, and
as seniors, journey through senior year experience as a cohort
with peers. Majors are considered professionals in training and as majors,
students have access to studios and personal reflective spaces. Finding
individual artistic voice is paramount no matter which studio concentration is
chosen. Time in
class and in the studio, is the key to understanding artistic intent.
The ceramics studio
includes claymixers, slab roller, extruder, and 12 electric wheels. The
electric kiln room is equipped with three round paragons, two large ovals, and
a test kiln. Attached to the studio is a ventilated glaze formulation room
complete with raw materials for clay and glaze experimentation. The outdoor
kiln area houses two raku kilns, two gas fired reduction kilns, a wood
kiln, and pit/sager fire capabilities.
Ceramic's degree track is designed to push surface with
focus on production or narrative sculptural work.
All BFA Art majors will complete the following:
- Required art fundamentals and art history core courses listed below.
- A concentration of 36 credit hours from courses selected from the concentrations offered by the division.
||2-D Art Foundations
||3-D Art Foundations
||Figure Drawing I
||Senior Seminar I: The Emerging Artist1
||Senior Seminar II: Visual Presentations2
1. Satisfies Core Curriculum writing-intensive course requirement for BFA Art majors.
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum speech-intensive course requirement for BFA Art majors.
Art History Core
||Western Art to 1850
||20th Century Modern Art to Post-Modern Art
||Art History Elective
||Clay Art: Hand-Building*
||Clay Art: Throwing I*
||Clay Art: Throwing II
||Surface Materials & Process
||Special Topics in Ceramics
||Art Internship (minimum requirement is 3 hours; maximum of 12 hours credit)
*Courses are required and CANNOT be repeated for credit. All other courses may be repeated once for credit. Students may choose remaining ceramic courses from list to fulfill the 36 credit hour requirement.