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Pre-portfolio should be advised by a professor in their intended area of concentration. Post-portfolio students must be advised by a professor in the student’s concentration. Information about concentrations, including professors’ office hours, can be found in the Art Office. Advisors are assigned by the Art Office.

It is the student’s responsibility to make an advising appointment via email with faculty.

When appearing for the advising appointment, the student should bring a current Degree Audit Report (DARS), a worksheet showing classes taken, and any other pertinent information.

Ceramics Portfolio Review

A grade of C or better in the following courses:
Art 101, Art 103, Art 295, Art History 172, Art History 173, Ceramics 221, and Ceramics 222

Portfolio review is typically scheduled to take place 8am – noon on the reading day after classes end. Please check with faculty regarding the date each term. Letters of response will be available in the Art Department Office as soon as possible that afternoon and/or the next day. Students should provide the following materials for faculty to review:

I. Transcript: An undergraduate transcript (in an envelope). If you have transferred from another school, please leave copies of transcripts from each school attended. UT transcripts can be obtained in the art office and/or records office.

II. Letter of Intent: A brief description (typed) of your 3D and ceramics interests. Describe as specifically as possible the direction (sculptural work, functional work) that you wish to pursue and your long term goals (i.e. K- 12 teaching, graduate school, etc.)

III. Ceramic Work: Arrange a sampling of work for review from both ceramics 221 and 222 (or equivalent). Select pieces that best represent your best ability and ideas. Example: 3-4 sculptural works, 10-12 Thrown forms: bowls, cups, pitchers, lidded jars. etc.

All materials should be set up and available for review by 8 am.

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