Professional Crafts: Clay A.A.S.

A30300

The Professional Crafts: Clay curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment as professional potters or in pottery-related fields. Using traditional and contemporary concepts, instruction includes technical knowledge, design skills, and marketing and business essentials.

Coursework includes development of basic and advanced throwing skills with emphasis on form and design. Study will include a pottery studio and marketing procedures.

Graduates will be able to open and operate their own pottery business, work for existing pottery businesses, or transfer to a four-year degree program. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

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

  • Demonstrate proficiency in important elements of designing and producing utilitarian pottery
  • 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 production skills such as uniformity in design, scale, and function
  • Demonstrate organization and documentation skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of clay and glaze preparation, chemical and material safety and application
  • Demonstrate knowledge of kiln design and construction, safety, firing techniques, and maintenance.
  • Exhibit knowledge of Studio Crafts history, societal influences and production methods.

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

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIO 110Principles of Biology

4

GEL 120Physical Geology

4

SP, SU
BIO 140Environmental Biology

3

FA, SP, SU
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab

1

FA, SP, SU
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU

Math competency must be met by satisfactory completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or an NC DAP score of 7 or above for DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

Social/Behavorial 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

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCC 110Introduction to Pottery

8

SP
PCC 111Functional Pottery I

8

FA

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
PCC 117Glaze Testing

2

SP
PCC 210Functional Pottery II

8

FA, SP
PCC 211Decorative Pottery

8

FA
PCC 231Pottery Production: Sets

3

SP
PCD 110Introduction to Craft Design

2

FA
PCR 11220th-Century Crafts

2

FA
PCR 212Craft Marketing

2

FA
PCR 213Craft Enterprise

2

FA

General Elective

(Select 2 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
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 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)

Total Credit Hours: 65