Professional Arts and Crafts:  Sculpture A.A.S.

A30290

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to become professional craftsman and entrepreneurs in the areas of clay and metal sculpture.

Course work concentrates on the development of skills in each area of craftsmanship. Emphasis is placed on hands-on training and the design skills needed to aid students in personalizing their own work.

Graduates will be able to open and operate their own professional craft studio, work for an existing professional craftsman, or obtain employment in craft retail sales. S tudents should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in clay modeling and hand building processes.
  • Demonstrate ability to produce wheel thrown utilitarian pottery.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in clay modeling and handbuilding processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of clay and glaze preparation, chemical and material safety and application.
  • Use written and oral discussion to discover and to articulate ideas. (GE I.1)
  • Create, manage, organize and communicate information through print and electronic media. (GE III.5)
  • Create a Craft Marketing and Business Plan
  • Demonstrate proficiency in metal welding, cutting, forging, and finishing processes including safety
  • Exhibit knowledge of Studio Crafts history, societal influences and production methods.
  • Apply drawing principles and design techniques to render, edit, and create artistic sculptures
  • Demonstrate organization and documentation skills

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Natural Science - Mathematics

Take 3 SHC from the following courses
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIO 110Principles of Biology

4

BIO 140Environmental Biology

3

FA, SP, SU
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab

1

FA, SP, SU
GEL 120Physical Geology

4

SP, SU
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANT 210General Anthropology

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 240Archaeology

3

ECO 151Survey of Economics

3

FA, SP
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 116Current World Problems

3

HIS 131American History I

3

FA
HIS 132American History II

3

SP
HIS 162Women and History

3

HIS 221African-American History

3

HIS 236North Carolina History

3

HIS 260History of Africa

3

HIS 261East Asian History

3

HIS 262Middle East History

3

POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 130State & Local Government

3

POL 210Comparative Government

3

POL 220International Relations

3

PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 239Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 243Child Psychology

3

PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 249Psychology of Aging

3

PSY 259Human Sexuality

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA, SP
SOC 220Social Problems

3

SP
SOC 225Social Diversity

3

SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

3

Major Courses (22 SHC)

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCC 110Introduction to Pottery

8

SP
PCD 110Introduction to Craft Design

2

FA
PCS 110Intro to Metal Sculpture

5

FA
PCS 112Beg. Welding for Artists

3

SP
PCS 210Introduction to Clay Sculpture

4

SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
DES 125Graphic Presentation I

2

SP
PCJ 262Hand Wrought Metals

2

FA
PCJ 267Hand Wrought Joinery

2

SP
PCR 11220th-Century Crafts

2

FA
PCR 212Craft Marketing

2

FA
PCR 213Craft Enterprise

2

FA
PCS 114Advanced Metal Sculpture

5

SP
WLD 110Cutting Processes

2

SP

General Pottery Elective

Select 3 SHC from the following courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCC 114Raku

2

FA, SP, SU
PCC 116Pottery Tool Making

2

FA, SP, SU
PCC 118Clay: Special Study

2

FA, SU
PCC 119Clay Design: Spec Study

2

SP, SU
PCC 121Handbuilding I

3

FA
PCC 122Handbuilding II

2

FA
PCC 125Clay Casting

2

FA, SP, SU
PCC 132Glaze Formulation

2

FA, SP, SU
PCC 241Kiln Design/Construction

2

FA, SP, SU
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 3 SHC)

General Woodworking Elective

Select 2 SHC from the following courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCW 130Veneer, Marquetry, & Inlay

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 131Woodbending

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 132Composite Materials Construction

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 134Woodcarving

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 135Wood Lathe Work

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 136Wood Finishing

2

FA, SP, SU
PCW 230Wood Design: Special Study

2

SU
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 3 SHC)

Total Credit Hours: 64