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. 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 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 3-4 SHC from the following courses
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
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 a NC Dap score of 7 or above for DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

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
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
BUS 230Small Business Management

3

FA, SP
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
PCC 111Functional Pottery I

8

FA
PCJ 262Hand Wrought Metals

2

FA
PCJ 267Hand Wrought Joinery

2

SP
WLD 110Cutting Processes

2

SP

General Pottery Elective

Select 3 SHC from the following courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCC 114Raku

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
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 3 SHC)

1-3

General Woodworking Elective

Select 2 SHC from the following courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PCW 130Veneer, Marquetry, & Inlay

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)

1-3

Total Credit Hours: 65