ACADEMICS

  • PBGC Craft Certificate Courses

    AD 500 Design and Materials I (3-6 credits)
    Students learn basics of design and the use of materials for their designated studios in order to develop a body of functional work.

    AD 510 Design and Materials II (3-6 credits)
    Students expand design skills and use of the Intermediate level skills in design and use of the materials for their designated studios

    AD 520 Seminar in Craft (3 credits)
    Students use essays, periodicals, and visits to exhibits and museums to explore contemporary developments in crafts, considering issues such as tradition and innovation, process and material, functionality, decoration, containment, metaphor, figuration, and installation.

    AD 530 New Directions in Craft (1-6 credits)
    Students use the work and presentations of visiting artists and/or current exhibitions to explore contemporary developments in crafts, considering issues such as tradition and innovation, process and material, functionality, decoration, containment, metaphor, figuration, and installation.

    AD 540 Design and Materials III (3-12 credits)
    Students work on independent projects in the designated studios, using both historic and contemporary techniques . They explore advanced problems in the design and production of functional and nonfunctional works,

    AD 550 Design and Materials IV (3-12 credits)
    Students plan and produce work for the Culminating Exhibit in the designated studio— Students plan and create a coherent body of work in a selected area of emphasis. Participation in the Studio Exhibition is required.

    AD 560 Critical Studies in Craft—3 Credits
    Students will complete in depth research on the work of an individual artists, group of artists, and movements and relate this research to their evolving body of work.

    AD 570 Special Topics: Design and Materials
    Students and faculty develop and implement projects based on topics which respond to current issues and/or exhibits and provide opportunities for trans- disciplinary collaboration.

    AD 580 Special Topics: Inspirations (3 credits)
    Students and faculty explore topics, either historical or contemporary, which inspire art.

    AD 590 Professional Studies in Craft (2 credits)
    Students demonstrate sophisticated intellectual, artistic, and esthetic growth through written critical analysis statements, exhibition, and oral presentations related to their final projects. Participation in the Studio Exhibition is required.