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Sculpture BFA

The department offers equal support for all students, from those who wish to concentrate in a particular process to those who work across disciplines or in more exploratory modes. Sculpture faculty are working artists who bring a diverse array of approaches to making sculpture.

Classes explore issues common to sculptors, such as the role of art in community, a small history of sculpture, presentation and site possibilities, and idea development. Junior and senior major studios offer individual mentor time with faculty as well as group critiques with a team of faculty and guest critics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skill and an understanding of the importance of craftsmanship
  • Understand a wide range of approaches and methodologies to problem solving
  • Develop good working habits & self discipline
  • Develop cross disciplinary awareness
  • Develop an understanding of conceptual, symbolic and metaphoric issues
  • Develop an awareness of historical, contemporary, cross-cultural issues and artists working in their field
  • Encourage their personal vision and imaginations to become a tangible reality
  • Develop a working knowledge of design principles
  • Develop a sense of being an artist using life and studio experience to support their ideas
  • Cooperative classroom experience
  • Foster collaboration among peers
  • Establish relationships/ work with community
  • Safety: tools, equipment, materials, processes
  • To assume the responsibility of the development of their professional career in whatever direction it may take
  • Participate in critical dialogue with peers in their field
  • Develop professional and vocational resources
  • Sustainability

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