BFA in Art - Studio Art: Sculpture Concentration

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in art — studio art emphasis develops students’ perceptual skills, technical making skills, creativity, and ability to think critically and independently. Students are encouraged to explore ideas between fine and applied arts methodologies and gain experiences in developing and applying skills and creativity outside the classroom. Instruction in use of art materials and specific art processes enables students to create original work reflecting their evolving vision. The degree program also facilitates broad cultural awareness of the visual arts in society through art history and criticism, the expectation of travel, and applied, real-world experiences required within the curriculum. Graduating majors are able to clearly express ideas through artworks via historical and contemporary aesthetic and technical models, along with developing a substantial vision for their own careers and/or creative possibilities in the 21st century art world.

The sculpture concentration offers a varied and rich learning experience in a broadly defined interpretation of three-dimensional media. The sculpture studios in Henrion Gym, where modeling, fabricating, carving, casting, nontraditional and contemporary techniques take place, continually expose students to diverse sculpture-making processes. The focus of the sculpture concentration is to provide students with instruction in technical and creative problem solving to promote experimentation and technical proficiency in developing a personal artistic vision relevant to current art practice.