The Pottery concentration is committed to providing a comprehensive curriculum in the range of processes and concepts present in contemporary ceramic art. The philosophy of the area encourages the concurrent development of critical, technical, and manual skills. Issues and debates in contemporary crafts, sculpture, architecture, design, and studio pottery are presented alongside a rigorous exploration of forming and decorating processes and technology. Faculty mentor students in refining their artistic voice through the medium of ceramics. Students' conceptual development and materials-based learning are encouraged through access to a well-equipped studio facility with materials and tools that support experimentation. Students' capstone experience results in a defined body of work that demonstrates conceptual rigor and depth of choices connecting the material and the visual. 
 

Effective Fall 2021

A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors.

A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in ART 340 ART 341, ART 440, ART 441

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art 1
ART 110Global Art History I 3
ART 111Global Art History II 3
ART 120Foundations--Time and Structure 3
ART 135Foundations - Form and Observation 3
ART 160Foundations - Color and Composition 3
ART 170Foundations - Materials and Space 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
ART 212Global Art History III 3
ART 240Pottery I 3
Select three courses from the following: 9
Photo Image Making I  
Drawing I  
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I  
Fibers I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Introduction to Electronic Art  
Beginning Painting  
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking  
Sculpture I  
Upper-Division Art History14A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
ART 340Pottery II 4
ART 341Pottery III 4
Art Elective 3
Upper-Division Art History14A,4B3
Upper-Division Art Elective 4
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
ART 400BFA Portfolio 1
ART 440Pottery IV4C4
ART 441Pottery V4C4
Upper-Division Art Elective 4
Upper-Division Non-Art Electives2 9
Non-Art Electives (any level)2 6
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

Upper-Division Art History Courses1 

Code Title AUCC Credits
ART 310 History of American Art to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 311 Art of West and Central Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 312 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 4A,4B 3
ART 313 Art of East and Southern Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 314 Women in Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 315 United States Art 1945-1980 4A,4B 3
ART 316 Art of the Pacific 4A,4B 3
ART 317 Native North American Art 4A,4B 3
ART 320 Global Encounters in Art 3
ART 410 Greek Art 4A,4B 3
ART 411 History of Medieval Art 4A,4B 3
ART 412 History of Renaissance Art 4A,4B 3
ART 414 History of Baroque and Rococo Art 4A,4B 3
ART 415 History of 19th Century European Art 4A,4B 3
ART 416 History of European Art, 1900 to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 417 Roman Art 4A,4B 3
ART 418 Contemporary Artists and Art Critics 4A,4B 3
ART 492A Seminar: Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 496H Group Study: Art History 4A,4B 3

To declare this Concentration: A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program: A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in ART 340 ART 341, ART 440, ART 441

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art X 1
ART 110Global Art History IX  3
ART 135Foundations - Form and ObservationX  3
ART 160Foundations - Color and CompositionX  3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 111Global Art History IIX  3
ART 120Foundations--Time and StructureX  3
ART 170Foundations - Materials and SpaceX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Quantitative ReasoningX 1B3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 212Global Art History IIIX  3
Select two courses from the following:   6
Photo Image Making I    
Drawing I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Beginning Painting    
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking    
Sculpture I    
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Portfolio review recommended by the end of Semester 3. X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 240Pottery IX  3
Select one course from the following not previously taken:   3
Photo Image Making I    
Drawing I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Beginning Painting    
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking    
Sculpture I    
Upper-Division Art History (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)  4A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
ART 240 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
Portfolio review must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 340Pottery IIX  4
ART Elective X 3
Upper-Division Art History (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X4A,4B3
Advanced Writing X23
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 341Pottery IIIX  4
Upper-Division Art Elective X 4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective X 3
Elective X 3
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 440Pottery IVX 4C4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective X 3
Non-Art Electives (any level) X 6
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 400BFA PortfolioX  1
ART 441Pottery VX 4C4
Upper-Division Art ElectiveX  4
Upper-Division Non-Art ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120