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Undergraduate Fine Arts Plan of Study

The Ceramic art courses at Purdue are intended to build a solid technical foundation in craftsmanship and the handling of materials. Traditional throwing and hand-building techniques are taught in the beginning classes, followed by glaze-making, mold making, and slip casting. As the student progresses to the upper level classes it is expected that the student’s intellectual ideas, in keeping with a post-modern and multi-discipline art world, will drive the student to transcend the medium and its perceived boundaries. The traditions and history of ceramics are referenced and embraced even though students are encouraged to master and include other disciplines; the traditional and historical basics are needed in order to expand their ability to use the ceramic medium as a fine arts discipline.


Undergraduate Gallery