Kiln Formed Glass 3-15 cr
The exploration of various non-blowing techniques of glass construction and manipulation. Students will use kilns to explore fusing, slumping, pate de verre, and casting.
Glassblowing 3 cr
The manipulation, formulation, construction and experimentation with glass as a sculptural medium. Emphasis will be on glassblowing. Other techniques may include furnace casting and kiln working.
Advanced Glassblowing 3-15 cr
Continued development of ARS 312 with emphasis on advanced technique, manipulation and form development. Course assignments will emphasize personal creativity and exploration.
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.
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.
Professional Studies: Internship 3 cr
Students intern in specialized area of interest. Written report required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
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.
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.