The sculpture area is an environment that encourages exploration in many ways. The undergraduate course of study allows students to develop conceptual and technical understanding in the three-dimensional arts. Sculpture courses introduce both contemporary and traditional practices in the discipline. Students are encouraged to investigate issues of object-making, as well as installations and public art interventions.
In our 16,000 square foot sculpture facility, a wide range of traditional techniques and hand skills are taught alongside computer-aided fabrication processes. With a broad technical vocabulary, students are enabled to fabricate their artworks with a diverse range of materials that are a part of the discourse in contemporary sculptural practice.
In 2000 level courses, students are introduced to formal and conceptual issues of three-dimensional art, with training that includes processes of wood and metal construction, modeling, moldmaking, and casting. At the 3000 and 4000 level, students begin to develop a self-directed studio practice with advanced fabrication techniques that include stone carving and bronze casting. BFA sculpture majors can apply for a personal studio space in the South Thomas Street Art Complex.
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Students graduating from this program will possess the skill and ability to think creatively and solve practical problems visually and conceptually. They will also acquire the confidence and the desire to approach new technologies with creative perspectives. This degree will prepare the students to be professional artists or further their education into graduate school.
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