Clay Courses

ART 2510 / Introduction to Clay; 3 credit hours/fall
Introduction to handbuilt and wheel-thrown clay vessels and sculpture, including historical and contemporary overview.

ART 3510 / Clay on the Wheel; 3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 2510 or permission of instructor.
Exploration of wheel-throwing, with emphasis on decorating and firing, including historical and contemporary overview.

ART 3511 / Intermediate Handbuilding; 3 credit hours/spring
Prerequisite: ART 2510 or permission of instructor.
Further exploration of handbuilding, with emphasis on decorating and firing.

ART 3520 / Advanced Clay Studio; 3 credit hours/fall
Prerequisite: ART 3510 or ART 3511 or permission of instructor.
Advanced ceramic form and process, with emphasis on individual stylistic concept. Additional emphasis on ceramic history or surface design.

ART 3521 / Advanced Clay Studio; 3 credit hours/spring
Prerequisite: ART 3510 or ART 3511 or permission of instructor.
Advanced ceramic form and process, with emphasis on individual stylistic concept. Additional emphasis on technology of clays and glazes or kiln and firing theory.

ART 3530 & ART 3531 / Independent Studies in Clay; 1-3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 2510 or equivalent and permission of instructor.
Independent production studies by arrangement with the instructor, emphasis on advanced creative design skills.

ART 4510 / Senior Thesis in Ceramics; 6 credit hours
Guided individual studio projects leading to a professional level of technical accomplishment in a stylistically coherent body of work. A 12 credit series of Senior Thesis classes culminate in the required final exhibition.

ART 4540 / Special Problems in Clay; 1-3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ART 3510, ART 3511 and the permission of instructor.
Periodic advanced studio/lecture courses covering special topics not addressed in regular course offerings.
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