The Department of Sculpture and Extended Media’s eight full-time faculty members and various part-time and technical faculty represent a spectrum of directions and philosophical attitudes. Faculty interests range from formal to conceptual, from the concrete to the evanescent. This breadth of interests is presented to students and contributes to the comprehensive nature of our department. Students are not only exposed to traditional sculpture media, but encouraged to explore technology’s parameters and to pursue interdiscipliary activity.
We encourage sculpture students to broaden their experience in other areas. By promoting a curriculum that encourages students to take a wide range of courses throughout the university, we stress links between art, science, the humanities and the world. As a consequence, sculpture students have rich, productive associations with professors in many fields.
Sculpture students are challenged to exploit their full potential by questioning notions of contemporary art. Our goal is to provide students with the vocabulary, the seeds of discernment and the skills of both analysis and synthesis in order to become participants in the dialogue of our time. All of this takes place in an environment of high expectation regarding self-motivation, intellectual capacity and responsibility.
The sculpture program is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Sculpture majors are provided with semi-private, locked studio spaces and are given time, support and encouragement to pursue their independently determined goals.
Last update: 6/5/2012
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