Studio Arts Major - Ceramics/3D Emphasis

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts with a Ceramics / 3-D Emphasis is a professional degree focusing on intensive study of 3-dimensional work, as it relates to the ceramic process and multi-media materials. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of technical
methodologies relating to hand-building and throwing processes, glaze development, various firing methods, mold-making and slip-casting. They will gain a firm foundation of contemporary and historical ceramics and sculpture. They will have opportunities to combine their ceramic skills with other mediums such as wood, felt and stone, and each individual will determine their own artistic 3-Dimensional artistic practices.

Each prospective BFA student will develop a body of work for evaluation and a final BFA exhibition. Through this body of work, students must demonstrate creative potential, problem solving, self-motivation and a competent understanding of 3-dimensional visual art as a means of communication.

During the final year of study, each student must enroll in the Art Major Seminar – a unique cross-disciplinary course where students discuss their ideas and goals with other Art and Design majors. As well, they work with other Art and Design faculty and visiting artists to aid in developing practical communication and business skills to promote their career and/or apply for further graduate studies.

The Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University has a
faculty of committed artist/educators who guide and mentor their students in many small group and individual endeavors that promote aesthetic and critical thinking skills to prepare each individual for an artistic career.

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