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Ceramics Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

Our nationally recognized Ceramics program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university.

Academics

Fall
  • ART 111 Drawing 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ART 121 Visual Foundations 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • ART 112 Drawing 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ART 122 Visual Foundations 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ARHS 160 Survey of Art History 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend Monday Night Lights

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • ART 211 Figure Drawing
    3
  • ART 240 Ceramics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 200-level Elective
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ART 212 Multi Media
    3
  • ART 241 Ceramics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 200-level Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Spend a day without technology

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ART 340 Ceramics Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • ART 341 Ceramic Production Methods
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
10
Spring
  • ART 340 Ceramics Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    6
  • Elective
    3
10
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Work on a community service project
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • ART 340 Ceramics Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
10
Spring
  • ART 440 Senior Projects in Ceramics
    6
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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