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Students standing around a giant sculpture of a head in the Art DepartmentThe Sculpture discipline, along with Metals, 3D Design, and Ceramics, is an integral part of the Dimensional Practice Area in the School of Art & Art History. A newly formed area, Dimensional Practice (DP) encourages students to develop an interdisciplinary art practice that is conceptually and technically rich. In sculpture, students are exposed to a broad spectrum of possibilities corresponding to the fluidity and malleability of the media. They are encouraged to investigate and develop an upward learning path that relies on conceptual thinking and visual information, along with hands-on knowledge of techniques, materials, and new technologies. Installation, site–specific, objects, kinetics, video, performance, robotics, bronze and aluminum casting, metal fabrication, or wood all embody an interdisciplinary exploration in search of original content. At each stage of the program, faculty will guide and challenge students to think independently and critically and grow as an artist.


Our facilities offer a fabrication shop, mold making area, woodshop, foundry for aluminum and bronze, ceramic shell, spray booth, installation lab, hand and power tools, and ample space to make work. We offer private studios for graduate students and shared studios for B.F.A. students. 

Visiting Artists

Laurie Palmer
Barbara Cooper
Charles Ray
Chakaia Booker
Ana Maria Tavares
Maria Elena Gonzales
Willie Cole
John Garde
Diana Al-Hadid