The Ceramics Area focuses on the development of a student's personal artistic expression and the development of her/his technical skills in traditional and experimental art techniques. In addition, students who have chosen to involve themselves in the pursuit of a BFA degree will gain an understanding and appreciation of their artistic heritage and develop their awareness of the work of contemporary visual artists.
The general degree requirements ensure that the art student is also instructed in a well-rounded program of academic study. The School of Art is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Faculty encourages students to pursue a personal artistic direction both conceptually and technically. Guest artists who deliver lectures and/or conduct workshops and critiques supplement the instruction of the program. Individual and group critiques are an important part of the course.
The BFA in Art - Studio Art degree with an emphasis in ceramics requires 82 semester hours of art and art history and a minimum of 38 semester hours outside the School of Art. Upon completion of the Foundations Program courses, students select an area of emphasis. All majors are required to take a senior capstone course in professional practices, which prepares the student to compete in the professional art world. This course also acquaints the student with the requirements and procedures for graduate school application and admission. All BFA candidates are required to present their work in a group senior exhibition at the completion of their course work.