MINOR IN CERAMICS
The Ceramics area at GC is designed to expose students to the complete scope of the ceramic medium and its placement within the contemporary art world. With this goal in mind, students take an introductory course covering fundamental hand-building techniques and basic wheel throwing while beginning to work with conceptual issues. During the second level of ceramics students are encouraged to continue development of conceptual and formal issues. Advanced ceramic classes introduces students to combined techniques and alternative firing processes. Throughout this curriculum students gain a firm understanding of the vast range of approaches to clay working. Students are encouraged to work functionally and sculpturally. A strong technical and conceptual understanding, sound craftsmanship and a rigorous investigation is encouraged as students pursue their personal direction.
Fifteen hours with grades of C or better, distributed as follows: (minimum of 9 hours must be upper division)
Ceramics I (3 hours)
Ceramics II (3 hours)
Ceramics III (3 hours)
Ceramics IV (3 hours)
One course in Art History selected from ARTS 3000 through 4950 (3 hours). All Studio Minors are required to complete ARTS 1000 or ARTS 1200 before enrolling in Minor classes. Art majors may not count courses required in Area F toward a minor offered in the Department of Art. The Art major must take additional 3000-4000 level courses to complete the minor program. The academic advisor and department chair must approve these courses. Art History courses taken in fulfillment of the minor may not be applied towards any of the major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Fine Art, Museum Studies, or Art History.