The contemporary practice of sculpture is an expansive operation that embraces a variety of technical processes, materials, and conceptual approaches. The sculpture area in the Department of Visual Arts is committed to the ongoing discourse in sculpture by providing developing artists the knowledge, facilities, and technical instruction required for a career as a professional sculptor.
The sculpture area maintains a state of the art facility capable of supporting all manner of work including a foundry, metal shop, mold making area, and wood shop. Digital resources are available through any of the department’s four computer labs.
From the beginning of their studies, sculpture students are encouraged to explore a broad range of approaches to creating sculpture in preparation for more advanced studio work. In addition to studio instruction, special topics courses, art history and theory classes, and a professional practice seminar are provided to enhance and inform studio practice. Students seeking the B.F.A. degree with a concentration in sculpture can expect a challenging and rigorous studio education and are equipped to pursue professional opportunities such as graduate school, residencies, exhibiting, and professional studio practice upon graduation.