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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 133

Ceramics 1: Theory and Elements (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course introduces the theories, elements and applications that identify ceramics as an art form. Students study the basic techniques used by published clay artists and those in art history sources.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Investigate how ceramic works of art evoke a response from the viewer.
  • Explain the purposes and functions ceramics plays within society.
  • Compare the interrelationship of ceramics with various art forms.
  • Differentiate among the various hand-building techniques employed in published ceramic pieces.
  • Explain how to construct basic ceramic forms using the wheel.
  • Explain the stages utilized in creating ceramic art.
  • Analyze techniques and standards for safely loading and firing kilns.
  • Summarize the safety techniques and standards for clay and glaze management.
  • Explain one theory, method and technique from an art history ceramics source.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 133149128Ceramics 1 Theory 3Murphy J$142.001/16/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F410
 133149129Ceramics 1 Theory 3Murphy J$142.003/16/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 133149130Ceramics 1 Theory 3Murphy J$142.007/16/0OpenR  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 133149152Ceramics 1 Theory 3Neslund S$142.007/16/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F410

Winter; 2019; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 133119128Ceramics 1 Theory 3Murphy J$142.0014/16/0OpenR  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 133119129Ceramics 1 Theory 3Murphy J$142.0010/16/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F410
 133119130Ceramics 1 Theory 3Murphy J$142.009/16/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 133119156Ceramics 1 Theory 3Neslund S$142.0011/16/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F410