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Sample Degree Map for B.F.A. VANM: Ceramics
The B.F.A. Ceramics degree is structured to train and expose students to both traditional and contemporary methods of creative expression with clay. Extensive hand-building techniques and skill on the potter’s wheel are developed. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and an understanding of all the inherent working characteristics of the ceramic media. Natural gas, electric, and wood fired kilns are available for use at various temperature ranges. Oxidation, reduction stoneware, salt and raku firing techniques are utilized. Hands-on studio experience is supported by abundant visual exposure to global, historical, and contemporary clay art works. The overall educational objective is to foster a love of clay, facilitate individual idea development among student artist/artisan and to prepare individuals for a life-long vocational or avocational involvement in ceramics.