The sculpture program encourages proficiency in foundational methods of making-modeling, carving, and assembly- as a springboard to learning how to communicate ideas through sculptural works. Although the program is rooted in the history of object-making, new forms of sculptural practice-installation, time-based practice, sound and kinetic works-are all part of our comprehensive 3-D program.
The Bachelor of Arts program in sculpture offers students a more generalized course of study and the opportunity to pursue a minor. The Bachelor of Fine Arts program in sculpture is a pre-professional degree intended to prepare students for graduate study.
The school offers Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Sculpture. Students are accepted into the program based on the quality of their portfolio, a demonstrated commitment to artistry, and an indicated grasp of dimensional form. A broad range of materials is available to students involved in object-making including wood, stone, clay, plaster and wax as well as the tools and materials needed for various forms of metal fabrication. The school has multiple gallery spaces available for students to pursue works of installation, video, and performance.
Professors Paul O'Keeffe and Isabel Farnsworth are full-time faculty members in the sculpture program; adjunct faculty include Kortney Niewierski, and Marchelle Simms.