Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Admission Requirements

There is no entrance portfolio review for admission. All students enter as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA-AH CER) ceramics major and complete a selection of foundation and major courses after which a portfolio review will be conducted for continuation in the B.F.A. ceramics degree program. The portfolio reviews are conducted by the faculty in the program and generally take place during the sophomore year.  To remain in the B.F.A. degree program a 3.0 GPA in the major must be maintained.  As a condition of graduation, each B.F.A. student will be required to mount an individual exhibition of his/her work and present a professional portfolio.

Transfer students are urged to submit their portfolios the semester before transfer in order to facilitate placement in departmental courses and/or for possible portfolio review.

For more information about the program, please visit http://artdesign.buffalostate.edu/ceramics.

The Art and Design Department reserves the right to retain students’ work for official purposes, such as exhibitions, catalogs, teaching aids, or permanent collections, and to use images of the students and their work for publicity and recruitment. Students are expected to assume the costs of materials used in courses. Some studio courses may have an additional charge for materials used in class. Students enrolled in a studio course are expected to work a minimum of two additional hours each week outside of class for each credit granted for that class and the hours gradually increase as the student progresses in the major.

The Art and Design Department may be in the process of curricular revision. Please refer to the college Web site or the department for updated information.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Ceramics Major Requirements (79 credit hours)
Foundation Courses (37 credit hours)
DES 101/AAD 102INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
DES/AAD 103INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
FAR/AAD 101DRAWING I3
DES 108/AAD 105DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION3
DES 230INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING3
DES 242FIBERS I3
DES 250WOOD DESIGN I3
DES 312HISTORY OF CRAFT: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT3
DES 414SENIOR SEMINAR/EXHIBITION4
FAR 104/AAD 150THEMES AND ISSUES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS3
FAR 250/AAD 251ART HISTORY I3
FAR 251/AAD 252ART HISTORY II3
Major Courses (30 credit hours)
DES 220CERAMICS I3
DES 320CERAMICS II3
DES 321CERAMICS: JUNIOR STUDIO3-12
DES 421CERAMICS: SENIOR STUDIO3-12
FAR 240INTRODUCTORY SCULPTURE3
FAR 345FIGURE MODELING3
Studio Electives Selected by Advisement (12 credit hours)
DES 330APPLIED JEWELRY TECHNIQUES3
DES 336METALSMITHING3
DES 338COMPUTER THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING AND RENDERING3
DES 342FIBERS II3
DES 350WOOD DESIGN II3
FAR 341INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE I3
All College Electives
2-8 credit hours2-8
Total Credit Hours120