Minor in Contemporary Clay

Program Requirements

Our Mission: 

The Contemporary Clay Minor will provide students the opportunity to explore several aspects of working in clay from the handmade to the mass produced, including utilitarian objects, unique sculptures, and installations utilizing the multiple. Students learn a combination of hand-building, potter’s wheel throwing, slip-casting, glazing, and firing techniques as well as new 3-D and 2-D printing methods. Environmental and financial sustainability will also be emphasized.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students enrolled in Contemporary Clay Minor will: 

  • Articulate the relationship between their major and minor(s) and how these will help them achieve personal and professional goals. 
  • Develop and apply interdisciplinary skills, experiences, and knowledge in fields outside of their majors.
  • Develop an art/design practice that is grounded in two or more disciplines.

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*Clay Electives include any ceramics class offered across the college, as well as other applicable courses on related topics as determined each semester by the Minor Area Head and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. Examples include: CAIL200 Made in USA, LIBS314 Business of Creativity, ENTR300 Intro. to Entrepreneurship, INTR330 ST: Design Lab, and PRDS462 ST: Packaging

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