ARTT 1480 - Ceramics 3
Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: ARTT 1470 and ARTT 2560
Advanced work in the art and craft of clay and glazes. Additive, reductive, and formative construction; lab practice; architectural scale ceramics; combining media, field trips. May be taken twice for credit.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize techniques previously learned to make significant sculptural and functional ceramics pieces.
Objectives: Students will complete:
- Select varied media and use various techniques to execute conceptual ceramics pieces.
- Use mixed media in creation of a significant ceramics piece.
- Create a large free standing ceramics piece to be utilized in an architectural setting.
Outcome 2: Upon the completion of this course, students will demonstrate competence in glaze composition and firing.
Objectives: Students will:
- Learn empirical formulas.
- Load glaze kiln and tend firing.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe work habits and use proper shop etiquette in a studio environment.
Objectives: Students will:
- Use appropriate safety standards.
- Use tools properly.
- Follow proper shop methodology.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Session and Topic:
- Class introduction, ceramic studio orientation, safety agreement, in class assignment
- Project #1 Create a mixed media ceramics piece
- Project #2 Critical thinking paper
- Project #3 Create a significant architectural scale ceramics piece
- Project #4 Field trip to see professional ceramics studio
- Project #5 Create a significant additive ceramics piece
- Project #6 Create a significant ceramics piece
- Project #7 Create a significant ceramics piece
- Project #8 Kiln methodology
- Project #9 Glaze methodology
- Final critique, last day of class
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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