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
DFN 1163D Techniques3
ChooseDCE 105Wheelthrowing
OneDCE 135Handbuilding3
DET*DEN 107Composition I
BY PATHDLE ---General Education Elective 3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose**DFN 1172D Design
OneDFN 1183D Design3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
Choose DCE 112Slipcasting
OneDCE 116Surface Matters3
DEN 108Composition II3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

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

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 103Digital Design & Modeling3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design
DFN 1183D Design3
ChooseDCE 105Wheelthrowing
OneDCE 135Handbuilding3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
Fourth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Material Research Methods3
ChooseDCE 112Slipcasting
OneDCE 116Surface Matters3
ChooseDCR 252Introduction to Digital Fabrication
OneDCR 352Vetors & Pliable Planes3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
DCE ---Ceramics Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 351Junior Major Studio3
DCE ---Ceramics Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists3
D- - - - - Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
DCE ---Ceramics Elective 3
DCE ---Ceramics Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCE 451Senior Major Studio3
DCE ---Ceramics Elective 3
DCE ---Ceramics Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=57;   Gen Ed=42;   Elective=9

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DFD 111Introduction to Fiber Surfaces3
DET BYDEN 107Composition I3
PATH*DLE ---General Education Elective
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose DFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFD 112Introduction to Fiber Structures3
DEN 108Composition II3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

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

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
ChooseDFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DCR 103Digital Design & Modeling3
DFD ---Fiber Elective3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
Fourth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Material Research Methods3
ChooseDFD 110Beginning Weaving3
OneDFD 140Hue Dye Fiber
DFD 220Screen Printing on Fabric
ChooseDCR 252Introduction to Digital Fabrication3
OneDCR 352Vectors & Pliable Planes
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
DFD ---Fiber Elective3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 351Junior Major Studio3
DFD ---Fiber Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists3
D- - - - - Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
DFD ---Fiber Elective3
DFD ---Fiber Elective3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFD 451Senior Major Studio3
DFD ---Fiber Elective3
DFD ---Fiber Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher.

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=57;  Gen Ed=42;   Elective=9

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DAF 265Beg Radical Method of Furn Design3
DET BY DEN 107Composition I3
PATH*DLE ---General Education Elective
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose DFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DWD 185Beginning Wood Furniture3
DEN 108Composition II3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

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

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
ChooseDFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DCR 103Digital Design & Modeling3
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
Fourth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Material Research Methods3
ChooseDCR 252Introduction to Digital Fabrication3
OneDCR 352Vectors & Pliable Planes
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 351Junior Major Studio3
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists3
D- - - - - Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DAF 451Senior Major Studio3
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
DAF ---Furniture Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=57;   Gen Ed=42;   Elective=9

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DGL 142Beginning Glassblowing3
DET BY DEN 107Composition I3
PATH*DLE ---General Education Elective
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose DFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DGL 140Cast Glass3
DEN 108Composition II3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

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

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
Choose DFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DCR 103Digital Design & Modeling3
DGL 242Intermediate Glassblowing3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
Fourth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Material Research Methods3
DGL ---Glass Elective 3
ChooseDCR 252Intro to Digital Fabrication3
OneDCR 352Vectors & Pliable Planes
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
DGL ---Glass Elective 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 351Junior Major Studio3
DGL ---Glass Elective 3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
DGL ---Glass Elective 3
DGL ---Glass Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGL 451Senior Major Studio3
DGL ---Glass Elective 3
DGL ---Glass Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher.

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=57;   Gen Ed=42;   Elective=9

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DME 140Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design3
DET BY DEN 107Composition I3
PATH*DLE ---General Education Elective
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DME 245Casting3
DEN 108Composition II3

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

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

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
Choose DFN 1172D Design3
One**DFN 1183D Design
DCR 103Digital Design & Modeling3
DME 241Intermediate Metal & Jewelry Design3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia
Fourth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DCR 240Material Research Methods3
DME ---Metal & Jewelry Design Elective3
ChooseDCR 252Intro to Digital Fabrication3
OneDCR 352Vectors & Pliable Planes
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 350Junior Major Studio3
DCR 340Portfolio and Web Development3
DME ---Metal & Jewelry Design Elective3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DAH 351History of Crafts3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 351Junior Major Studio3
DME ---Metal & Jewelry Design Elective3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 450Senior Major Studio3
DCR 452Senior Seminar3
DME ---Metal & Jewelry Design Elective3
DME ---Metal & Jewelry Design Elective3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DME 451Senior Major Studio3
DME ---Metal & Jewelry Design Elective3
DME ---Metal & Jewelry Design Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D- - - - -Elective 3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher.

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=57;  Gen Ed=42;   Elective=9

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.