The sculpture program begins with a thorough introduction
to three-dimensional concepts. At the beginning level students explore
materials, formal principles, historical periods, and conceptual practices.
Building upon this foundation, students relive the sculptural movments
of the twentieth century, investigating in depth techniques of carving
and casting, constructive methods, found object and assemblage, and
installation and multi-media. Emphasizing the balance between technique
and concept as well as the significance of a solid historical foundation,
students at the advanced level define their contribution to contemporary
sculpture by completing an ambitious presentation that culminates in
their thesis exhibition.