Academics Curriculum

Graduate Curriculum

MFA students in Ceramics must complete a total of 60 credits: 30 credits in the field of Ceramics, 12 credits in Liberal Arts/History and Theory and 18 credits of electives. Students must also mount a thesis exhibition and produce a written thesis in support of their work.

A sample curriculum of each of the four semesters' work follows:

1st Semester

ARS521 - Ceramics I (3)
ARS523 - Clay and Glaze Materials (3)
ARS501 - Graduate Art Seminar (3)
Liberal Arts or Art History (3)
Internship in College Art Studio Teaching (3)
or
An additional Ceramics Studio course
(select 1 course)

2nd Semester

ARS725 - Ceramics II
 (3)
ARS525 - Contemporary Issues in Clay (3)
ARH569 - Art in Contemporary Culture (3)
Internship in College Art Studio Teaching* (3)
or
An additional Ceramics Studio course or Liberal Arts or Art History (3)
or
Selected graduate Studio Art topic
or
ARS593 - Crafting in Virtual Space
(select 2 courses)

3rd Semester

ARS726 - Ceramics III (3)
ARS790 - Thesis I Ceramics (6)

Design for Small Serial Production (3)
ARS700 - Critical Dialogues (3)
Liberal Arts
or
Art History
(may also be independent study or fieldwork)

4th Semester

ARS727 - Ceramics IV (3)
ARS790 - Thesis II (6)
Liberal Arts or Art History (3)
Ceramics or other studio course
or
Liberal Arts or Art History
or
Selected graduate Studio Art topic
or
Independent study - Art
or
Fieldwork - Art
or
ARS593 - Crafting in Virtual Space
(select two 3-credit courses)