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Ceramics, B.F.A. Requirements

Effective Fall 2016

 

FOUNDATIONS 3
DES 101 Introduction to Design 2D I 3
DES 103 Introduction to Design 3D I 3
FAR 101 Drawing I 3
DES 108 Introduction to Digital Fabrication 3
DES 230 Jewelry I  3
DES 242 Fibers I 3
DES 250 Wood Design I 3
FAR 250 Art History I 3
FAR 251 Art History II 3
FAR 104 Themes and Issues in the Contemporary Arts 3
DES 312W History or Craft    3
DES 414 Senior Seminar 4
Foundation Credits 37

 

MAJOR COURSES  
DES 220 Ceramics I 3
DES 320 Ceramics II 3
FAR 240 Introduction to Sculpture 3
FAR 345 Figure Modeling 3
DES 321 Ceramics - Junior Studio 3
DES 321 Ceramics - Junior Studio 3
DES 421 Ceramics - Senior Studio 6
DES 421 Ceramics - Senior Studio 6
Major Credits 30

 

 

STUDIO ELECTIVES  
12 Credits selected by advisement  
DES 330 Applied Jewelry Techniques 3
DES 342 Fibers II 3
DES 350 Technical Processes in Wood 3
DES 336 Metalsmithing 3
DES 338 3D Computer Modelling & Rendering 3
FAR 341 Intermediate Sculpture I 3
Studio Elective Credits 12

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE FOR THE B.F.A. IN CERAMICS (CER)
Studio foundation courses must be taken prior to advanced courses in concentration.
Template presupposes that the student has CWP 102, MAT and Foreign Language complete.

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
  DES 101 DES 108
  DES 103 DES 220
  FAR 101 FAR 104
  CWP or MAT FAR 250
  IF Core 1 IF Core 2
    .
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
  DES 320 DES 321
  DES 230 or 242 or 250 DES 230 or 242 or 250
  FAR 240 FAR 345
  DES 312W IF Core 4
  IF Core 3 IF Core 5
    .
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 5 SEMESTER 6
  DES 321  DES 421
  DES 230 or 242 or 250 DES Studio Elective
  DES Studio Elective IF Core 7
  FAR 251 IF Core 8
  IF Core 6 IF Core 9
    .
     
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 7 SEMESTER 8
  DES 421 DES 421 (6 credits)
  DES Studio Elective DES 414 (4 credits)
  IF Core 10 DES or FAR Studio Elective
  IF Core 11 Elective
  IF Core 12 Elective
     

 

RELATED AREAS (POSSIBLE MINORS/DUAL MAJORS)
MINORS: Creative Studies, Art History, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Museum Studies, Business/Marketing, Art Therapy, Communication
DUAL MAJORS: Art Education, Fine Arts

SPECIAL DIRECTIVES
A portfolio review is required after completion of DES 101, DES 103, DES 108, FAR 101, FAR 240 and the completion of the first course of the chosen major (DES 220). To continue in the B.F.A. degree program, the student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the major. Ultimately the student is responsible for fulfilling all courses required for graduation. 

 

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