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3D Studies (Ceramics and Sculpture) Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Missy McCormick
Associate Professor
Ceramics

Office: Bliss B006
Phone: 330.941.3701
E-mail: mmccormick@ysu.edu

Part-Time Faculty

Tony Armeni
3D/Sculpture

E-mail: ajarmeni@ysu.edu

Lauren Baker
3D/Sculpture

E-mail: lebaker01@ysu.edu

Jennifer Kirkpatrick
Studio Art Support Specialist
3D/Ceramics/Digital Fabrication

E-mail: jbkirkpatrick@ysu.edu


Ceramics 

Whether you are looking to build your career as a fine or craft artist, independent or production designer, or tile, mold, or model maker, YSU’s ceramics program lets you shape your education to suit your passion. As a student, you will be able to fashion a part of your curriculum in the specific direction of ceramics that interests you.

YSU’s Department of Art offers one of the largest ceramic studios in the state. The faculty, curriculum, and facility support diverse approaches to contemporary ceramic art, including functional, sculptural, and design-based methodologies. Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of formats, including techniques based on the object, time, installation, utility, and industrial applications.

Advanced students have access to a semi-private studio space and work in a creative environment with open studio hours seven days a week. Ceramics facilities feature over 6,000 square feet of studio space spanning two floors, with separate areas for wheel throwing, hand building, glaze mixing, clay mixing, plasterwork, and documenting artwork.

Various firing possibilities are available with two internal kiln rooms and a gated and covered external kiln area. Innovative technologies and equipment are also available—i.e., 3-D Digital printing, laser cutters, and CNC mills—to expand research possibilities.


Sculpture

The sculpture program emphasizes a broad foundation of technical, critical, and professional skills and enables students to grow as artists by focusing on the development of strong conceptual ideas and personal approaches linked with the informed use of media and technique.

Students are exposed to traditional materials and processes such as carving, clay modeling, welding fabrication, assemblage, mold making, and bronze casting as well as new technologies such as 3-D digital production, rapid prototyping, video, and new media. Students are further encouraged to explore content in installation, performance, time-based art, 3-D computing, ecological- or science-based work, and other new genres.

The Sculpture curriculum places strong emphasis on understanding context—cultural, historical, political, and personal—and encourages experimentation, conceptual rigor, and interdisciplinary risk-taking. By offering a rich mix of concept, material, and process, students gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of a full range of contemporary art practices and critical theory in sculpture.

Extensive studio facilities are equipped with a Mac lab, laser cutter, foundry, metal fabrication area, wood shop, and 3-D printers. Advanced sculpture students are provided with semi-private spaces that are close to the process labs.


Contact Information for Department of Art

To learn more about degree programs, scholarships, exhibitions, faculty, and students, visit art.ysu.edu or contact the Department of Art directly at 330-941-3627. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the Cliffe College Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at 330-941-2346.

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COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Edcuation Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanities (2 courses) *included in major0
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) 7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (2 courses)6
Major Requirements
Foundation Courses:
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
Breadth Courses:
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
Select one from the following four courses:3
Introduction to Metals
Life Drawing
Expressive Drawing
Interdisciplinary Art Practice
Concentration Courses
ART 3732Intermediate Ceramics3
ART 3733Advanced Ceramics3
ART 3712Intermediate Sculpture3
ART 3713Advanced Sculpture Studio3
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4834Advanced 3D Studies This course must be taken a minimum of three times.3
ART 4834Advanced 3D Studies This course must be taken a minimum of three times.3
ART 4834Advanced 3D Studies This course must be taken a minimum of three times.3
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Studio Art Electives (9 s.h.)
Choose three additional 3700 level or higher Studio Art electives from the following:
ART 3715, 3721, 3722, 3725, 3727, 3737, 3748, 3752, 3759, 3760, 3761, 3762, 3763, 3764, 3765, 3768, 3769, 3771, 3772, 3792, 3794, 3795, 3796, 3797, 4800, 4801, 4805, 4824, 4837, 4838, 4851, 4861, 4863, 4864, 4865, 4867, 4868, 4869, 4871, 4872, 4873, 4874, 4891, 4893, 4894, 4896, 5850, 58609
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
Choose three additional 3700 level or higher Art History courses from the following:
ART 3741, 3742, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3780, 3781, 3782, 3783, 3784, 3785, 3786, 3787, 3788, 3789, 4880, 4883, 4889, 5840, 58819
Electives to meet 120 hours2
Total Semester Hours120-122
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
Mathematic Requirement 3
 Semester Hours13-15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2611 Introduction to Sculpture 3
ART 2631 Introduction to Ceramics 3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3712 Intermediate Sculpture 3
ART 3732 Intermediate Ceramics 3
ART 2621 Life Drawing or 3721 Expressive Drawing, 3722 Interdisciplinary Art Practice, 2615 Introduction to Metals or Art Breadth Course 3
Natural Science Course with lab 4
Art 3700 or Higher Art History Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
ART 3713 Advanced Sculpture Studio 3
ART 3733 Advanced Ceramics 3
ART 2621 Life Drawing or 3721 Expressive Drawing, 3722 Interdisciplinary Art Practice, 2615 Introduction to Metals or Art Breadth Course 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4834 Adv. 3D Studies 3
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Art Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
General Education Course 3
Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4834 Advanced 3D Studies 3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4834 Advanced 3D Studies 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Electives to meet 120 hours 2
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours120-122
 

Learning Outcomes

1.) Students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency of art vocabulary.

2.) Students will be able to demonstrate technical expertise appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.

3.) Students will be able to demonstrate a high level of content expression appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.