2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sculpture, BFA


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Contact:

Sam Van Aken, svanaken@syr.edu
Department of Art, ComArt Building, 315-443-3700 or 315-443-3619

Faculty

Robert Wysocki

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.

Major Requirements


First Year, Fall Semester


Total Credits: 15-18


First Year, Spring Semester


  • Art or design history 3
  • FND Studio 3
  • FND Studio 3
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 3
  • Elective (optional) 3

Total Credits: 15-18


Sophomore Year, Fall Semester


Total Credits: 15


Sophomore Year, Spring Semester


Total Credits: 15-18


Junior Year, Fall Semester


Total Credits: 15-18


Junior Year, Spring Semester


Total Credits: 18


Senior Year, Fall Semester


Total Credits: 15


Senior Year, Spring Semester


Total Credits: 15


Foundation 30


Studio concentration 30


Studio electives 33


Academic electives 21


Academic requirement 3


Art history 9


Total Credits: 126


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