Since earliest times, people have used clay and glass to form vessels and sculpture that were either utilitarian, decorative, or ritualistic. The contemporary artist has taken these two materials, with all of their intrinsic potential for beauty, and utilized them as means for personal expression.
BFA in Ceramics Key Learning Outcomes
- Understanding of the conceptual and theoretical principles in their major
- Effective critical thinking and analytical skills
- Effective utilization of oral and written communication
- Knowledge of research sources and tools for project development
- Knowledge of health and safety issues surrounding the use of materials and equipment
- Technical expertise in various construction processes utilized in each discipline
- Technical expertise in the software and hardware utilized in each discipline
- Knowledge of the history and tradition of each discipline
- Highly developed aesthetic and conceptual skills
- Professional caliber image and object making abilities
- Professional presentation, installation, and documentation abilities
MFA in Ceramics Key Learning Outcomes
- Ability to critically analyze work
- Exploration of the expressive possibilities of the discipline with knowledge of the full range of conceptual modes and materials manipulations.
- Ability to articulate ideas in written and oral format.
- Understanding how innovations in the field are the outcome of first acknowledging and then questioning existing boundaries and conventions.
- Understanding the discipline as it relates to other forms of cultural production in a contemporary, multi-cultural, international field.
- Ability to work independently, identify areas of research towards the development of focused and personal direction.