2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sculpture, BFA (Not admitting after 2016)

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Note: The BFA programs in Ceramics, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Printmaking, Painting and Sculpture in the School of Art will be merging to form the BFA and the BS programs in Studio Arts from August 2017.


Jude Lewis, School of Art
ComArt Building, 315-443-3700, jllewis@syr.edu


Jude Lewis, Robert Wysocki

Adjuncts: Tom Hall, Mike Fong


Sculpture involves three-dimensional experimentation with forms, materials, and concepts. Students in this B.F.A. degree program 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 may learn modeling, welding techniques, polymers and casting metals, casting resins, 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.

Program Requirements

Art History Requirements: 15 credits

  • Art/Design History Requirement (x2)  3 credits each
  • Art/Design History Elective (x3)  3 credits each

Academic Electives: 21 credits

Studio Electives: 33 credits

Free Electives: 9 credits

Total Credits Required: 126

Degree Awarded: BFA in Sculpture

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