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Ceramics Courses

ARS 241 Introduction to Ceramics     3 cr
Introduction to the exploration of basic hand building and wheel techniques of working with clay. Included will be basic design considerations for traditional pottery forms as well as simple sculptural forms. There will be exposure to techniques in glazing and basic firing. Fee.  

ARS 290 Special Topics      3-6 cr
A lower level studio, lecture, or seminar course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. This course may be repeated when the topic varies, for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisite: As announced. Fee  

ARS 341 Intermediate Ceramics      3-9 cr
A continuation of ARS 241 with emphasis on hand-building or wheel techniques. May be repeated for a total of nine semester hours credit. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 124, ARS 241. Fee.  

ARS 441 Advanced Ceramics      3-12 cr
A continuation of ARS 341 with emphasis on hand-building or wheel processes. May be repeated for a total of 12 semester hours credit. Prerequisites: 9 hours of ARS 341. Fee.  

ARS 490 Special Topics      3-6 cr
An advanced studio, lecture, or seminar course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. This course may be repeated when the topic varies, for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the instructor.  

ARS 494 Directed Studies      3-6 cr
Independent work in approved studio medium or topic under the direction of a studio faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: As announced, senior standing, and permission of the instructor. Fee.  

ARS 496 Professional Studies: Internship      3 cr
Students intern in specialized area of interest. Written report required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.  

ARS 498 Senior Thesis      6 cr
An independent project of creative work in the area of the Primary Concentration or one or more Secondary Concentrations, with the guidance of one to three faculty advisors. The student is required to work at least 18 hours a week in the studio. The thesis must be publicly exhibited.  

ARS 499 Honors Senior Thesis     3 cr
Honors student, the first semester, will identify and carry out independent scholarly research on a topic with the guidance of a faculty member. The second semester, the student will produce a body of work that incorporates and exemplifies the ideas explored in the research paper. The paper will be concluded with a formal presentation to the Visual Arts faculty. The Honors project will be graded by a three-member faculty committee, chaired by the mentor. This course is to be taken as two sequential, three-credit course units.  

ARS 540 Graduate Ceramics      3-9 cr
A study of clay as a creative medium of expression. Problems of form, volume, space, texture, decoration, and function will be investigated in their relation to selected ceramic processes and building techniques. May be repeated for total of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: ARS 441 or bachelor's degree in art or art education. Fee.  

ARS 590 Special Topics      3-9 cr
A graduate course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. May be repeated twice when content varies, for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Thirty-two hours in Studio Art or a bachelor's degree in art or art education. Fee.

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Tony Wright at rwright@usouthal.edu 

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