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Department of Art, ComArt Building, 315-443-3700 or 315-443-3619
Sculpture involves three-dimensional experimentation with forms, materials, and concepts. Students in this B.F.A. degree program, which requires 126 credits, consider problems of composition and expression in traditional media (metals, clay, and wood) as well as contemporary modes (plastics, mixed media, and digital).
The program stresses individual growth and the development of innovative ideas and forms through a wide variety of technical processes. The large degree of freedom in the program requires individual responsibility on the part of each student. The department provides faculty assistance and guidance, optimal facilities, and lectures and workshops by visiting artists.
Courses in sculpture introduce students to the broad range of sculptural processes. They learn modeling, welding techniques, polymers and casting metals, casting resins and fiberglass lay-up, wood carving, lamination, and contemporary media. Advanced studios allow students to pursue a sculptural area of concentration, such as a thematic direction or a specific medium.
Faculty members maintain close contact with students to ensure the open exchange of ideas and to observe student progress. Visiting artists and lecturers bring additional insights and experiences to workshops and guest professorships.