CRAF   201. Metalsmithing. 4 Hours.

Continuous courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4-4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program; completion of CRAF   201 to enroll in CRAF   202. Investigation of metal forming processes such as forging, raising and construction. Research in contemporary and historical metal forms.

CRAF   202. Metalsmithing. 4 Hours.

Continuous courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4-4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program; completion of CRAF   201 to enroll in CRAF   202. Investigation of metal forming processes such as forging, raising and construction. Research in contemporary and historical metal forms.

CRAF   211. Jewelry. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. Investigation of basic jewelry making processes such as construction, chasing, surface embellishment and basic stone setting. Research in contemporary and historical jewelry forms.

CRAF   221. Woodworking Techniques. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. Introduction to techniques of woodworking. Includes the use of hand tools; hand and machine joinery; shaping and carving; finishing; and techniques involving jigs and fixtures. Students participate in studio work.

CRAF   240. Introduction to Ceramics. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. Introduction to beginning processes of wheel throwing and hand-built construction techniques, design, aesthetics and the creative development of clay objects examining cultural, historical and personal modes of expression. Demonstrations and slide presentations are given for assignments along with handouts to assist in illustrating techniques and processes. Students will be introduced to various ceramic aesthetics in contemporary, social and historical context.

CRAF   241. Ceramics: Handbuilding. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. Basic construction techniques for fabricating ceramic objects. Includes mold-making, slip casting and press-molding as well as the use and application of low-fire slips, underglazes, glazes and the firing of these objects in kilns.

CRAF   242. Ceramics: Wheelthrowing. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. Introduction to the use of the potter's wheel. The objective is to develop the skill, dexterity and coordination required to use the wheel as one tool of the ceramic forming process. Includes the properties and uses of high-fire clays and glazes. Students participate in kiln firings.

CRAF   250. Introduction to Glass Fabrication. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. An introduction and investigation into the physical and associative material properties of glass. Students will explore a variety of methodologies for hot, cold and casting glass fabrication. The history and modern application of each technique will be covered through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   251. Introduction to Glassworking. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. An investigation of techniques, tools, equipment and materials involved in hot and cold glassworking processes. First semester covers basic molten-glass furnace techniques such as blowing and casting, mold-making and Pate de Verre (fusing crushed glass in a mold). Second semester explores colored glass fusing, use of enamels and glazes, mold-making for slumped forms and stained glass.

CRAF   252. Introduction to Glassworking. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. An investigation of techniques, tools, equipment and materials involved in hot and cold glassworking processes. First semester covers basic molten-glass furnace techniques such as blowing and casting, mold-making and Pate de Verre (fusing crushed glass in a mold). Second semester explores colored glass fusing, use of enamels and glazes, mold-making for slumped forms and stained glass.

CRAF   253. Introduction to Glassworking: Lampworking. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. An investigation of techniques, tools, equipment and materials involved in glass lampworking processes. The course covers basic melting, shaping and blowing with a glass torch working process.

CRAF   260. Introduction to Textiles. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. An introduction to basic textile techniques, tools and materials. This course introduces dyeing, weaving, felt-making, embroidery, sewing and related techniques. The history and modern application of each technique will be covered through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   261. Beginning Textiles. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. An introduction to basic textile techniques, tools and materials. CRAF   261 introduces tapestry, feltmaking, basketry and related techniques. CRAF   262 focuses on embroidery, silk painting, piecing and quilting, and related techniques. The history and modern application of each technique will be examined through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   262. Beginning Textiles. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. An introduction to basic textile techniques, tools and materials. CRAF   261 introduces tapestry, feltmaking, basketry and related techniques. CRAF   262 focuses on embroidery, silk painting, piecing and quilting, and related techniques. The history and modern application of each technique will be examined through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   282. Sophomore Seminar. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Art Foundation Program. Introduction to the fields within the Department of Craft and Material Studies, critique practices, planning for arts career and writing within the field.

CRAF   301. Advanced Metal Fabrication: Forming. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   211 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces students to various metal forming techniques. While cultivating respect for craft, the underlying theme of the course explores form as a means of expression for both functional and nonfunctional work. It is designed to develop skill, craftsmanship and sensitivity to design in working with metal. The history and modern application of each technique will be covered through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   302. Advanced Metal Fabrication: Mechanisms. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   211 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces students to various fabrication techniques, findings and mechanisms related to the production of jewelry and small-scale objects. It is designed to develop skill, craftsmanship and sensitivity to design in working with metal. The history and modern application of each technique will be covered through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   303. Advanced Metal Fabrication: Surface Techniques. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   211 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces students to various surface treatments employed in the production of jewelry and metal objects. It is designed to develop skill, craftsmanship and sensitivity to design in working with metal. While cultivating respect for craft, the underlying theme of the course explores form as a means of expression for both functional and nonfunctional work. The history and modern application of each technique will be covered through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   304. Advanced Metal Fabrication: Casting and Stone Setting. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   211 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces students to casting and stone setting techniques employed in the production of jewelry and metal objects. It is designed to develop skill, craftsmanship and sensitivity to design in working with metal. While cultivating respect for craft, the underlying theme of the course explores form as a means of expression for both functional and nonfunctional work. The history and modern application of each technique will be covered through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   320. Furniture Design. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   221 with a minimum grade of C. The course explores the development of ideas through drawings, mock-ups and the planning and execution of a small furniture object utilizing basic and specialized woodworking techniques.

CRAF   321. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   320 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced design and construction investigation of varied materials and machine processes.

CRAF   322. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   320 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced design and construction investigation of varied materials and machine processes.

CRAF   341. Advanced Ceramics. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   240 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional ceramic products.

CRAF   342. Advanced Ceramics. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   240 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional ceramic products.

CRAF   343. The Figure in Clay. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   240 with a minimum grade of C. This course is a continuation of study in ceramics with a focus on the figure in clay. While cultivating respect for craft, the underlying theme of the course explores the figure in clay as a means of expression in an art-making medium. The history and modern application of each hand-building technique will be covered through lectures, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   344. Ceramics: Mold-Making. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   240 with a minimum grade of C. This course is a continuation of study in ceramics with a focus on prototyping and mold-making techniques. While focused on generating original artwork, the course will cover prototype development and serialized production using a variety of mold-forming processes. The history and contemporary application of ceramic mold-making techniques will be covered through student research, demonstrations and studio work.

CRAF   351. Intermediate Glass Fabrication/Hot. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   250 with a minimum grade of C. A deeper and broader delving into hot and cold glass fabrication techniques, with an introduction to the utilization and application of color processes will be explored.

CRAF   352. Intermediate Glass Fabrication/Kiln Forming. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   250 with a minimum grade of C. A deeper exploration of warm glass (kiln forming) processes that will involve advanced mold-making techniques.

CRAF   353. Glassworking: Lampworking. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   251, 252 or 253, with a minimum grade of C. Provides an opportunity for further investigation, specialization and technical mastery in glass lampworking design.

CRAF   354. Intermediate Glass Fabrication. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   351 or 352 with a minimum grade of C. A deeper and broader delving into hot and cold glass fabrication techniques, with an introduction to the utilization and application a multigenerational approach to image realization will be extensively investigated.

CRAF   361. Intermediate Textiles: Tapestry/Weaving. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   260 with a minimum grade of C. An introduction to the floor loom with an emphasis on tapestry weaving. Concentrated studio work in contemporary and traditional loom techniques along with continuing individual investigation of other textile techniques.

CRAF   362. Intermediate Textiles: Pattern Weaving. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   260 with a minimum grade of C. An introduction to the floor loom with an emphasis on pattern weaving. Concentrated studio work in contemporary and traditional loom techniques along with continuing individual investigation of other textile techniques.

CRAF   363. Fabric Design I. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   260 with a minimum grade of C. Exploration of dye and pigment techniques for fabric along with pattern development and conceptual use of fabric.

CRAF   364. Fabric Design II. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   260 with a minimum grade of C. Exploration of dye and pigment techniques for fabric along with pattern development and conceptual use of fabric.

CRAF   367. Tapestry. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Origins of tapestry forms and execution of techniques.

CRAF   368. Tapestry. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Origins of tapestry forms and execution of techniques.

CRAF   369. Ancient Peruvian Textile Techniques. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. An examination of textile techniques perfected in ancient Peru and their application to contemporary fiber work. Pre-Columbian cultures will be studied to understand textile development. Course includes student duplication of techniques to better understand "structure" and the production of a personal object(s) utilizing these techniques and information.

CRAF   382. Junior Seminar. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: CRAF   282 and UNIV   200 or HONR   200. Continued investigation of the craft field, critique practices, planning for careers through the lens of creativity and exploration, and a continuation of writing in the field.

CRAF   401. Advanced Metalsmithing or Jewelry. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   211 with a minimum grade of C. These courses offer opportunity for specialization and development of techniques.

CRAF   402. Advanced Metalsmithing or Jewelry. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   211 with a minimum grade of C. These courses offer opportunity for specialization and development of techniques.

CRAF   409. Summer Metal and Jewelry Workshop. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3, 6 or 9 studio hours. 1, 2 or 3 credits. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration of specific metal processes and techniques such as fabrication, forging, forming, casting, enameling and electroforming. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

CRAF   421. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   320 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced design and construction investigation of varied materials and machine processes.

CRAF   422. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   320 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced design and construction investigation of varied materials and machine processes.

CRAF   429. Summer Woodworking Workshop. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; 3, 6 or 9 studio hours. 1, 2 or 3 credits. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration of specific woodworking processes and techniques such as joinery methods, laminate bending, steambending, etc. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

CRAF   441. Advanced Ceramics. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   240 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional ceramic products.

CRAF   442. Advanced Ceramics. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   240 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional ceramic products.

CRAF   446. Glaze Technology. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Development, formulation and application of ceramic glazes. The technology includes high, medium and low firing ranges as well as color and analysis of glaze materials.

CRAF   447. Ceramic Technology: Clay, Claybodies and Slips. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Study of clay from geological origins to practical application. Course includes development and application of clay bodies in different firing ranges, englobes and slips.

CRAF   448. Ceramic Workshop. 3 Hours.

Semester courses; 9 studio hours. 3, 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration in specific ceramic techniques such as raku, salt glaze, primitive firing and low temperature glazing.

CRAF   449. Ceramic Workshop. 3 Hours.

Semester courses; 9 studio hours. 3, 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration in specific ceramic techniques such as raku, salt glaze, primitive firing and low temperature glazing.

CRAF   451. Glassworking. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   251 or 252, with a minimum grade of C. Opportunity for further investigation and specialization in glassworking design and technical mastery.

CRAF   452. Glassworking. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits. Each of the courses may be repeated for up to a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   251 or 252, with a minimum grade of C. Opportunity for further investigation and specialization in glassworking design and technical mastery.

CRAF   455. Glass Through Time. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 1 studio hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. This class will be an in-depth examination of the application and utilization of the material glass throughout time. An inquiry into present and future artistic and architectural applications of the material will be explored.

CRAF   456. Survey of Glass. 3 Hours.

Semester courses; 3 lecture hours. 3, 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. An examination of significant technological developments in glass from the past to present. First semester: ancient to 16th century. Second semester: 17th century to contemporary. Illustrated lectures.

CRAF   459. Summer Glassworking Workshop. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3, 6 or 9 studio hours. 1, 2 or 3 credits. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration of specific glassworking processes, such as forming molten glass, casting and coldworking techniques. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

CRAF   461. Advanced Textile Studio. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits for each course. Each course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   362 with a minimum grade of C. Emphasis on investigation of advanced technical skills along with development of a personal style.

CRAF   462. Advanced Textile Studio. 4,6 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 or 12 studio hours. 4 or 6 credits for each course. Each course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   362 with a minimum grade of C. Emphasis on investigation of advanced technical skills along with development of a personal style.

CRAF   463. Advanced Fabric Design. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   364 with a minimum grade of C. Development of a personal direction with advance examination of dye applications.

CRAF   464. Advanced Fabric Design. 4 Hours.

Semester courses; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4, 4 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   364 with a minimum grade of C. Development of a personal direction with advance examination of dye applications.

CRAF   480. Senior Studio/Critique Course. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisites: completed 12 credits from CRAF   301-364 with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: enrollment in 4 credits from CRAF   301, 302, 303, 304, 320, 321, 322, 341, 342, 351, 354, 361, 362, 363 or 364. Focuses on the development of independent interests aimed at creating a cohesive series/body of work.

CRAF   481. Senior Studio/Critique Course. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 6 studio hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: CRAF   480 with a minimum grade of C. The course will focus on the continuation of creating a cohesive series/body of work begun during CRAF   480.

CRAF   482. Senior Seminar. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: senior standing in the major and CRAF   382. Capstone course focusing on the continued investigation of the craft field with emphasis on the student’s media area(s) of focus and professional practices.

CRAF   491. Topics in Craft/Material Studies. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; 1-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. A seminar or workshop on a selected issue or topic in the field of crafts. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

CRAF   492. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; 1-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: senior standing in the major and permission of the instructor. The student will pursue advanced, individually directed study on a subject to be formulated in writing by the student and instructor.

CRAF   493. Fieldwork. 3 Hours.

Semester courses; 135 clock hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: senior standing in the major and permission of department chair. Opportunity for practical work experiences. Senior students are placed with professionals who offer supervised work or research experience appropriate to their major interests. Participation requires the approval of both the department chair and field supervisor. Students must work 135 clock hours and maintain a daily log of their experiences. Field supervisor will plan student's work and evaluate performance.

CRAF   494. Fieldwork. 6 Hours.

Semester course; 270 clock hours. 6 credits. Prerequisites: senior standing in the major and permission of department chair. Opportunity for practical work experiences. Senior students are placed with professionals who offer supervised work or research experience appropriate to their major interests. Participation requires the approval of both the department chair and field supervisor. Students must work 270 clock hours and maintain a daily log of their experiences. Field supervisor will plan student's work and evaluate performance.

CRAF   547. Ceramic Technology. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

CRAF   548. Ceramic Workshop. 3 Hours.

Semester courses; 9 studio hours. 3, 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration in specific ceramic techniques such as raku, salt glaze, primitive firing and low temperature glazing.

CRAF   549. Ceramic Workshop. 3 Hours.

Semester courses; 9 studio hours. 3, 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration in specific ceramic techniques such as raku, salt glaze, primitive firing and low temperature glazing.

CRAF   591. Special Topics and Practicum. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; 1-3 credits. May be repeated. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. A topical seminar/workshop offered in a variety of craft subjects or issues not included in the regular curriculum. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

CRAF   601. Graduate Studies in Metal. 3-9 Hours.

Semester course; 9, 18 or 27 studio hours. 3, 6 or 9 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 credits. Personal investigation of materials, processes and attitudes relating to the creative production of metal and/or jewelry forms.

CRAF   621. Graduate Studies in Wood. 3-9 Hours.

Semester course; 9, 18 or 27 studio hours. 3, 6 or 9 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 credits. Design, research and experimentation in wood and varied materials relating to a body of work demonstrating the student's mastery of ideation and material.

CRAF   641. Graduate Studies in Clay. 3-9 Hours.

Semester course; 9, 18 or 27 studio hours. 3, 6 or 9 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 credits. Problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional ceramic objects as well as study of experimentation in ceramic technology and kiln design.

CRAF   651. Graduate Studies in Glass. 3-9 Hours.

Semester course; 9, 18 or 27 studio hours. 3, 6 or 9 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 credits. This course is an intensive focus on glass experimentation and its associative properties with the expected outcome of the materialization and realization of each individual’s original research into their studio practice.

CRAF   661. Graduate Studies in Fiber. 3-9 Hours.

Semester course; 9, 18 or 27 studio hours. 3, 6 or 9 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 credits. Work in contemporary and traditional textile techniques.

CRAF   680. Graduate Critique. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 9 studio hours. 3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. This course explores the meaning and application of critique as it is relates to both students’ own work and the work of others as preparation for thesis or candidacy exhibitions. There will be emphasis placed on the production and presentation of artwork and artist statements.

CRAF   681. Candidacy Research. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 9 studio hours. 3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. This course will provide directed studio work and research. Students will take risks, hone skills, figure out what questions, issues and ideas direct creative work and receive guidance and support from their graduate committee. To be taken the first two semesters of graduate program; in the second semester the student will work with their graduate committee to prepare for candidacy review and exhibition.

CRAF   682. Thesis Research. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 9 studio hours. 3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. This course will provide directed studio work and research. Students will take risks, hone skills, figure out what questions, issues, and ideas direct creative work and receive guidance and support from the their graduate committee. To be taken the final two semesters of graduate program with approval of the department chair and graduate committee; in the second semester the student will work with their graduate committee to prepare for thesis exhibition and the written thesis according to the established written thesis timeline.

CRAF   690. Graduate Seminar. 1,3 Hour.

Seminar course; 1 or 3 lecture hours. 1 or 3 credits. May be repeated. Degree requirement for graduate students in the Department of Crafts. A weekly seminar for the purpose of discussing contemporary issues in the arts as they affect the artist-craftsperson.

CRAF   692. Directed Research. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; variable hours. 1-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Approval of supervising faculty member and department chair necessary prior to registration. This course will be limited to graduate students in the Department of Craft and Material Studies in high standing within the program. Learning experiences will be designed with the supervising faculty member in the form of a contract between student and instructor.