The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts with a Ceramics/Sculpture Emphasis is a professional degree which focuses on intensive work in three-dimensional art and design supported by a program of general studies. This degree develops students to have an understanding of design principles and their particular application to ceramics and sculpture and to develop skill in the use of tools, techniques, and processes to produce work from concept to finished object. This includes knowledge of raw materials and technical procedures such as clays, glazes, and firing. The student also gains a functional understanding of sculptural and ceramic traditions within the history of art.
Students must exhibit; creative ability and potential in the visual arts, problem-solving ability, self-motivation, and ability to demonstrate their competency by developing a body of work for evaluation and a final project for exhibition.
The Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University has a faculty of committed artist/educators who guide and involve their students in many small group and individual endeavors that promote aesthetic and critical thought and skills. The Art Major Seminar is a unique enlightening, energizing and unifying program where students can encounter and discuss an incredible variety of art and design, and meet faculty, visiting artists and students with similar interests and challenging differences.
Graduates will prepare themselves to produce and exhibit creative work that is meaningful to themselves and engaging for others. They will develop practical communication skills, business skills, and a body of work that will enable them to promote a career and/or apply for further graduate studies.