Industrial Ceramics Minor


A minor in Industrial Ceramics is an interdisciplinary offering between Material Art & Design and Industrial Design. Using ceramics and industrial design practices and methods, students explore the possibilities of ceramic production, including concept exploration, form development, prototyping in 3D drawing and rapid prototype printing for clay. Much of the students' time will be spent in the ceramic studio developing models and experiencing the processes of clay from inception to fired works. Emphasis will be on a small batch production that includes developing design criteria, formulating designs for multiple productions, and considering manufacturing and marketing strategies.

The following three courses are required:  1.5
MAAD 2006 Intro to Ceramics
MAAD 2007 Ceramics: Mouldmaking
GDES 3034 Domestic Ceramics: Exploring the Useful Object
Choose two:  1.0
VISD 2005 Contemporary Design Theories and Practices (LST)
GDES 3042 Architectural Ceramics
GDES 3046 Image and Clay: Exploring the Ceramic Surface

INDS 2002 Advanced Drawing for 3D Design
GDES 3018 Design with Technology 1  
GDES 3071 Design with Technology 2
GDES 4003 Internship (appropriate to minor)

Choose one:  0.5
VISD 2001 History of Modern Design (LST)
VISD 3007 Cross-Cultural Issues in Craft (LST)
SOSC 3001 Material Culture and Consumer Society (LST)
Total  3.0