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  Jan 20, 2018
 
2017-2018 Academic Year 
  
2017-2018 Academic Year

Art: Ceramics - BFA


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  • For more information about Ceramics, see the Department of Art and Design Website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing as pre-Art or Pre-ID.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

Portfolio required for student with over 30 credits

2.75 GPA. Students must pass a competitive portfolio review. Space is limited. See department website for more information.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

   3  

Foundation Course
Breadth Creative Arts

ART 1120: Two-Dimensional Design  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design   3  or 3  

Foundation Course

  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design     or 3   Foundation Course ART 2650: Introduction to Ceramics   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Foundation Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Foundation Course
   3  

Foundation Course
Breadth Humanities

ARTH 2720: Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Post-Modern (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breadth Exploration

   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education
Click on links for available courses

Math or Statistics    3-5 Math Placement  
Comments

 

Portfolios for the ART BS review due. See department website for more information.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 2600: Basic Sculpture   3   Emphasis Course ART 2110: Drawing II   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3650: Intermediate Ceramics: Handbuilding   3   Emphasis Course ART 3660: Intermediate Ceramics: Throwing on the Potter's Wheel   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
CHEM 1010: Introduction to Chemistry (BPS)  or CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   3  or 4  

Emphasis Course
Breath Physical Science Course

GEO 1010: Introduction to Geology (BPS)  or GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)   3  or 3  

Emphasis Course
Breath Physical Science Course

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education
Click on links for available courses

ARTH 3000 level or higher (CI) 3

Emphasis Course
Communications Intensive (CI)  

General Elective 3

 

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education
Click on links for available courses

Comments
Students submit portfolio

 

Comments
Portfolios for the BFA review in Ceramics due. See department website for more information.

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 4640: Technology of Ceramic Art   3   Emphasis Course ART 4640: Technology of Ceramic Art   3   Emphasis Course
ART 4650: Advanced Ceramic Studio   3-6  

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 3 credits

ART 4650: Advanced Ceramic Studio   3-6  

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 3 credits

ART 2810 Photography I   3  

Emphasis Course
see link

ART 3610: Intermediate Sculpture   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
ARTH 3000 level or higher (CI) 3

Emphasis Course
Communications Intensive (CI)  

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  

Quantiative Intensive (QI)   3

Depth Course

Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 4640: Technology of Ceramic Art   3   Emphasis Course ART 4640: Technology of Ceramic Art   3   Emphasis Course
ART 4650: Advanced Ceramic Studio   3-6  

Emphasis Course
Students should register for 3 credits

ART 4650: Advanced Ceramic Studio   3-6   Emphasis Course
ART 4910: Senior BFA Professional Practice   1  

Emphasis Course
 

 ART 4915 Senior BFA Exhibition    1   Emphasis Course
Art Core   3 Emphasis Course
see link
Art Core   3 Emphasis Course
see link
General Elective 3   ART Elective 1 Emphasis Course
      General Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

The BFA is a professional art degree requiring above-average accomplishment in art. Only students demonstrating considerable promise will be accepted for this more demanding professional degree program. This degree requires 78 semester credits in Art courses leaving 42 credits to fulfill all other General Education and University Studies requirements. A GPA of 2.75 is required for the BFA degree.  No grade less than C is acceptable in foundations classes. No grade less than B- is acceptable in any other art class.  No grade less than C is acceptable in any Art History class. This degree fulfills the requirements for entrance into graduate schools of art.

Students must complete the General Education requirements 

Students must also complete the University Studies requirements 

  • For most students, courses taken for the major will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • Students must take one course having a QI designation to fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

 

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