Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics)

This is an archived copy of the 2017-2018 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 78 sch  

ART.BFA           CIP Code: 50.0701.00

Students must make a C or above in all art degree courses.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design3
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 1313Drawing II3
ART 1503Introduction to Painting3
or ART 3713 Painting-Watercolor
ART 1603Introduction to Photography3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art3
ART 2503History of Art-Ancient and Primitive3
or ART 2513 History of Art-Medieval
or ART 3503 History of Art: Renaissance
ART 2753Sculpture I3
ART 2823Ceramics: Handbuilding3
ART 3343Women in the Visual Arts3
or ART 3053 Global Perspectives in Art
ART 3513History of Art: 19th Century3
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art3
ART 4523History of Art: 20th Century3
ART 4613Printmaking3
Art Studio Course Elective3
ART 4993Exhibition3
Ceramics Concentration Courses
ART 2833Ceramics: Throwing I3
ART 3000/4000 Ceramics Studio Courses12
ART 3000/4000 Studio Art Electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours78
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design ARTS 13113
ART 1303Basic Drawing ARTS 13163
ART 1603Introduction to Photography 3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness CAO Core2
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 15
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design ARTS 13123
ART 1313Drawing II ARTS 13173
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Mathematics Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art 3
ART 2403Western Art History I ARTS 13033
ART 2753Sculpture I ARTS 23263
ART 2833Ceramics: Throwing I ARTS 23473
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 15
ART 1503 or 3713Introduction to Painting ( ARTS 2316) or ( ARTS 2366)3
ART 2413Western Art History II ARTS 13043
ART 2823Ceramics: Handbuilding ARTS 23463
ART Studio Course Elective3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
ART 3053 or 3343 (GP)Global Perspectives in Art 3
ART 3000/4000 Ceramics Studio Course3
ART 3000/4000 Studio Art Elective3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
University Creative Arts Core3
ART 3000/4000 Ceramics Studio Course3
ART 3000/4000 Studio Art Elective3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art 3
ART 4523History of Art: 20th Century 3
ART 3000/4000 Cearmics Studio Course3
ART 3000/4000 Studio Art Elective3
Component Area Option (Multicultural Women's Studies)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
ART 4613Printmaking 3
ART 4993Exhibition 3
ART 3000/4000 Ceramics Studio Course3
ART 3000/4000 Studio Art Elective3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.