3DS 3000 Introduction to Sculpture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1030 or ART 1050 with grade of C or higher
Description

Assembling and fabricating; techniques and procedures in materials such as wood, metal, concrete, plaster, plastics, etc.

Fees $120.00
3DS 3050 Hand Building I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1030 or ART 1050 with grade of C or higher
Description

Hand building methods of clay fabrication. Investigation of decoration processes, glazing, and firing of ceramic ware. Lab Fees: $80.00.

3DS 3100 Moldmaking
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1030 or ART 1050 with grade of C or higher
Description

Emphasis in molding and casting procedure applicable to metals, plastics, and concrete.

Fees $120.00
3DS 3150 Wheel Throwing I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1030 or ART 1050 with grade of C or higher
Description

Throwing on the potter’s wheel. Emphasis on developing basic skills and techniques.

Fees $80.00
3DS 3250 Advanced Wheel Throwing
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3150 with grade of C or higher
Description

Advanced work on the potters wheel. Introduction to techniques of the production potter. Repeatable up to 3 times for credit.

Fees $80.00
3DS 3300 Intermediate Sculpture
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3000 or 3DS 3100 with a grade of C or higher
Description

An intermediate-level course designed to build upon skills acquired in 3DS 3000 or 3DS 3100 and prepare students to enter Directed Study in sculpture. May be repeated for up to 8 hours. Lab Fee $120.00.

3DS 3350 Ceramic Sculpture
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3050 with grade of C or higher
Description

Advanced methods of hand building with clay and plaster mold making processes; emphasis on ceramic sculptural techniques. Repeatable up to 2 times for credit.

Fees $80.00
3DS 3600 Sculptural Drawing
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3000 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Investigates the process and outcome of drawing from the sculptor’s perspective. Technical and conceptual aspects of drawing from this point of view will be covered.

Fees $120.00
3DS 3650 Ceramics Materials
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3050, 3DS 3150, and 3DS 3250, or higher ceramics course with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Elementary chemistry as applied to glaze calculation; firing process; clay bodies; kiln building; studio equipment; and organizing.

Fees $80.00
3DS 3700 Wood Design
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3000 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

A techniques-based course exploring wood as a medium for sculptural expression. Includes both additive and subtractive use of wood media, use of wood as a component of mixed-media works, lamination, and joinery.

Fees $120.00
3DS 3750 Digital and Photographic Imaging on Clay
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3050 or 3DS 3150, each with a C or higher; or permission of instructor
Description

Students will learn how to make their own, unique ceramic decals using Photoshop photo editing techniques combined with the traditional printmaking technique of screen printing. The course will require students to reflect on the conceptual and aesthetic impact of the two dimensional imagery upon three dimensional forms. 

Fees Course includes lab fee.
3DS 3800 Installation Art
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3000 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Exploration of the methods and theories involved in the production of installation art through the investigation of form and space and of their function in transforming environmental, architectural, or invented sites.

Fees $120.00
3DS 3900 Selected Topics in Sculpture
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3000 and 3DS 3100, or 3DS 3200 with grade of C or higher
Description

Special topics for studio art majors: technical workshops and specialized experiences or readings applicable to sculpture. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credit hours.

Fees $120.00
3DS 3920 Contemporary Ceramic History
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Exploration of the ceramics from the Arts and Crafts Movement of the nineteenth century through contemporary trends.

3DS 3950 Selected Topics in Ceramics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3050 or 3DS 3150 with grade of C or higher
Description

Special topics for studio art majors. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours.

Fees $80.00
3DS 4500 Directed Study in Sculpture
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3000 or 3DS 3100 with a grade of C or higher, and at least one of 3DS 3600, 3DS 3700, 3DS 3800, and 3DS 3900 with grade of C or higher
Description

Individual studio problems for advanced students. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty credit hours.

Fees $120.00
3DS 4550 Directed Study in Ceramics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites 3DS 3250 and 3DS 3350 with grade of C or higher
Description

Individual studio problems for advanced students.

Fees $80.00
3DS 4930 Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of advisor
Description

Available to advanced students who want to pursue a specialized educational opportunity not offered in the regular sculpture curriculum. For students who are seeking experience in the everyday professional field of sculpture. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

3DS 4940 Sculpture Portfolio I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 3DS 4500 with grade of C or higher
Description

Senior-year studio experience for B.F.A. degree candidates. Committee review.

3DS 4945 Ceramic Portfolio I-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 3DS 4550 with grade of C or higher
Description

Senior-year studio experiences for B.F.A. degree candidates. First BFA capstone course for ceramics majors. Students develop a body of work. Fulfills CTW requirement. Committee review.

Fees $80.00
3DS 4950 Sculpture Portfolio II-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 3DS 4940 with grade of C or higher, or concurrently
Description

Culminating studio experiences for B.F.A. degree candidates. Committee review. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Sculpture majors.

3DS 4955 Ceramic Portfolio II-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 3DS 4945 with grade of C or higher, or concurrently
Description

Final BFA capstone course for ceramics majors. Culminating studio experiences for B.F.A. degree candidates. Committee review. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Ceramics majors.

Fees $80.00
3DS 4980 Special Problems
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor and of School director
Description

Independent studies initiated by the student. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credit hours.