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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 234

Ceramics 4: Theory and Elements (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is a continuation of ART 233 where multiple theories, elements and applications of ceramics are synthesized. In addition, students analyze and critique published complex ceramic works of art for theories, techniques and applications.


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

Course Competencies

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

  • Predict what type of response a ceramic work of art would evoke from the viewer.
  • Predict future ways in which ceramics can function within society.
  • Summarize how ceramics impacted other art forms throughout art history.
  • Determine safe and effective chemical compositions for glaze formulas.
  • Critique a ceramic sculpture constructed by using the additive method.
  • Analyze the steps for effective use of kilns in creating ceramic pieces.
  • Recommend steps clay artists follow for effective use of kilns when creating ceramic pieces.
  • Interpret how mold making techniques played a role in the history of ceramics.
  • Validate published works of art based on theories, techniques and applications.

Course Schedule

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

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

 234149143Ceramics 4 Theory 3Murphy J$142.001/16/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F410
 234149144Ceramics 4 Theory 3Murphy J$142.003/16/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 234149145Ceramics 4 Theory 3Murphy J$142.007/16/0OpenR  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 234149157Ceramics 4 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

 234119143Ceramics 4 Theory 3Murphy J$142.0016/16/0OpenR  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 234119144Ceramics 4 Theory 3Murphy J$142.0010/16/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F410
 234119145Ceramics 4 Theory 3Murphy J$142.009/16/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F410
 234119161Ceramics 4 Theory 3Neslund S$142.0011/16/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F410