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Total Credits for the BFA in Ceramics: 120 (or 126 if an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen).
The below degree plan is for the 2017-18 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

First-Year Requirements

All students must complete the following courses:

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Forum I FF 111 3.00
Forum II FF 112 3.00
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.00
Form & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.00
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.00
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.00
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.00
First-Year Studio Elective 3.00
Total Credits for the First-Year Requirements: 24.00

Liberal Arts Requirements

*One of the Humanistic Studies electives in the standard BFA degree plan must be taken in LIT (Literature) or CWRT (Creative Writing).

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Art Matters AH 100 3.00
Modernism & After AH 201 3.00
Art History Electives AH 6.00
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level)* 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level)* 3.00
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.00
Science/Math NSCI 3.00
Theory -TH 3.00
Academic Elective (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.00
Total Credits for the Liberal Arts Requirements:

Ceramics Major Requirements

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Modern Craft: Western Ceramics (fulfills 3 of 9.00 credits Art History Elective requirement) AH 363 3.00
Introduction to Sculpture, Introduction to Fiber, or Introduction to Wood IS 200, FB 200, or IS 202 3.00
Introduction to Ceramics: Hand Built Form CE 200 3.00
Introduction to Ceramics: The Wheel Thrown Form CE 201 3.00
Complete 3.00 credits from the following:
Ceramics: Glaze Workshop, Raw Materials Workshop, or Ceramics: Kiln Workshop CE 206, CE 206C, or CE 207 1.50
On the Surface CE 333 3.00
Junior Seminar SS 300 3.00
Cast Ceramics CE 324 3.00
Senior Ceramics Thesis & Seminar I CE 400 6.00
Senior Ceramics Thesis & Seminar II CE 401 6.00
Ceramics Studio Electives CE 9.00
3-D Electives CE/FB/IS 9.00
Total Credits for the Ceramics Major Requirements: 51.00