The sculpture department offers students the opportunity to thoroughly understand the theoretical concerns of contemporary sculpture and develop the basic skills needed to bring this knowledge to an active art practice. Our goal is to approach the diverse means of producing all work that relates to the concepts of materiality and space, including installation art, environmental projects, and the production of objects and materials to be exhibited or distributed in non-traditional ways and spaces. Faculty members, all exhibiting professional artists, propose concept oriented projects and work individually with students to assess the best means possible to execute their plans. Emphasis is placed upon the formal critique of completed projects as a means to give students a greater understanding of concepts of sculpture and the opportunity to verbally articulate their own knowledge of art.
The sculpture area facilities are located in the east wing of the 11thFloor of the North Building, where there is a total of 4735 square feet of space, consisting of an open critique room, wood shop, metal shop, plaster room and spray booth.
Each semester, three sections of beginning & advanced sculpture are offered, in addition to a special topic class.