Craft & Material Studies

Craft & Material Studies Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DCE 100Ceramic Survey3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 103Visual Communication for Crafts3
ChooseDCE 105Wheelthrowing3
OneDCE 135Handbuilding
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Research, Design, Critique3
DCE 112Slipcasting3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3

*Any 100-level course in Fiber Design (DFD), Interdisciplinary (DCR), Jewelry & Metalsmithing (DME) and Wood (DWD)

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 351Junior Major Studio3
ChooseDCR 2523D Digital Craft3
OneDCR 352Digital Fabrication
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 451Senior Major Studio3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3

DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective. English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFD 111Introduction to Fiber Surfaces3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DFD 112Introduction to Fiber Structures3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DCR 103Visual Communication for Crafts3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Research, Design, Critique3
ChooseDFD 110Beginning Weaving3
OneDFD 140Hue Dye Fiber
DFD 220Screen Printing on Fabric
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3

*Any 100-level course in Ceramics (DCE), Interdisciplinary (DCR), Glass (DGL), Jewelry and Metalsmithing (DME)

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 351Junior Major Studio3
ChooseDCR 2523D Digital Craft3
OneDCR 352Digital Fabrication
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 451Senior Major Studio3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3
DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective. English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).
Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DWD 185Beginning Wood Furniture3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 103Visual Communication for Crafts3
DAF 265Beg Radical Method of Furn Design3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
DAH 351History of Crafts 3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Research, Design, Critique3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DAF 209Sophomore Furniture Seminar3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 351Junior Major Studio3
ChooseDCR 2523D Digital Craft3
OneDCR 352Digital Fabrication
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 451Senior Major Studio3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3

DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective. English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DGL 142Beginning Glassblowing3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 103Visual Communication for Crafts3
DGL 242Intermediate Glassblowing3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Research, Design, Critique3
DGL 140Cast Glass3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3

*Any 100-level course in Ceramics (DCE), Fiber Design (DFD), Interdisciplinary (DCR), Jewelry and Metalsmithing (DME)

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 351Junior Major Studio3
ChooseDCR 2523D Digital Craft3
OneDCR 352Digital Fabrication
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 451Senior Major Studio3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3

DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective. English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DME 140Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 103Visual Communication for Crafts3
DME 245Casting3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Research, Design, Critique3
DME 241Intermediate Metal and Jewelry Design3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3

*Any 100-level course in Ceramics (DCE), Fiber Design, (DFD), Interdisciplinary (DCR), Glass (DGL)

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 351Junior Major Studio3
ChooseDCR 2523D Digital Craft3
OneDCR 352Digital Fabrication
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 451Senior Major Studio3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
D- - - - - Crafts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D- - - - - Elective 3

DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective. English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Crafts Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Crafts program will be able to:

  1. Synthesize research from multiple sources and develop ideas that reflect an informed social, historic, and cultural awareness, self-exploration, and independent thinking.
  2. Develop objects that show a unique and visionary use of materials using traditional skills, experimental practices, and new technology.
  3. Create objects that reflect technical investigation, proficiency of skill, thorough design methodology, and an understanding of craft's context.
  4. Articulate concepts and ideas, creative process, and intentions within a personal, social, and historical context visually and verbally in presentations and in writing.