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2024-2025 University Catalog
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major: Fine Arts

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Concentration: Ceramics 2024-2025

Osprey Map (Course Sequence Guide)

Prerequisites (24 credits)

Grades of C or above required in all prerequisite courses.
Note: Students should continually take art history courses with other art courses to properly prepare for the major.

ARH2050 Art History Survey I (3 Credits)
ARH2051 Art History Survey II (3 Credits)
ART1201C Two-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)
Acceptable substitute: ART X201, X803C, X202C
ART2203C Three-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)
Acceptable substitute: ART X202C, X203, X701C, X203C
ART1300C Drawing I (3 Credits)
ART2301C Drawing II (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: ART1300C
Acceptable substitutes: ARTX330C, X205, X310C, X305C, X301C, X200C, X353C, X312C, X500, X500C

Select 1 2D and 1 3D Course from the lists below
2D Choices:
ART2400C Intro to Printmaking (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: ART1300C, ART 2301C
PGY2401C Introduction to Photography (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: Completion of 30 undergraduate hours 
ART2500C Painting I (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: ART1201C, ART 2301C
ART2605C Basic Computer Images (3 Credits)
3D Choices:
ART3707C Sculpture I (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: ART2203C

Major Requirements (12 credits)

Prerequisite Policy: Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Please check the catalog course description section for prerequisites required for each course prior to registering. Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the department and registrar. First-day attendance rule: Any student who misses the first day without advanced notice to the instructor will be administratively withdrawn from that course. Grades of C or above are required in all major courses.

All Fine Arts Majors take the following courses:

ART4965C Professional Practices (3 Credits)
Art Department highly recommends taking Professional Practices in your final semester.

SELECT 2 ARH COURSES (3000/4000) (6 credits)

ART3834 Curatorial Practices (3 credits)
ART4935 Seminar (3 credits)
ART4800/PHI3800 Aesthetics of ART (3 credits)

Concentration Requirements (27 credits)

ART3786C Ceramics (3 Credits)
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits
ART3765C Intermediate Ceramics (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: ART3786C
Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits
ART4788C Ceramic Aesthetic (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: ART3786C
ART4768C Advanced Ceramics (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: ART3786C
Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits
ART4929C Senior Project (3 Credits)
Art Department highly recommends taking Senior Project in your final semester.

Major Electives (15 credits)

Grades of C or above required in all major elective courses. Please refer to the course description for repeatability information.


1 course may be at the 2000 level. Maximum of 2 courses in your concentration.

Free Electives (6 credits)


This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate)