The sculpture program is focused on two primary goals: the development of solid technical skills and the exploration of artistic concepts. With a basic understanding of three-dimensional design in place, sculpture students gain experience with ceramics, carving, welding and general woodworking. The program explores both representational genres, such as figure modeling, and more abstract, metaphorical and impressionistic approaches.
Advanced students in sculpture work to develop their own styles and projects, and build a portfolio of pieces that use many different materials and techniques. The sculpture program is a hands-on, high-energy option for students who are interested in the relationship of artistic concepts and theories to concrete objects.
The sculpture facilities at PSU are top-notch, with the emphasis on interaction between faculty and students, between various media and between classical tradition and innovation.
Graduates of the Plymouth State University 3D Program will:
- be able to use personal creative problem-solving to develop an artistic idea through multiple stages, from initial concept through finished art work;
- be proficient in a wide variety of technical skills in both traditional and non-traditional media;
- understand historical developments of three-dimensional studio practice;
- be able to articulate how her/his own work relates to modern and contemporary art theory;
- gain the professional and life skills necessary to launch and sustain a successful career, either as a studio artist or in another related field.
Studio Art Option
|Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.|
|AR 1045||Art Foundations 2D: Composition and Content||4|
|AR 1065||Art Foundations 3D: Materials and Meaning||4|
|AR 1075||Art Foundations Drawing: Line and Language||4|
|AR 1080||Art Foundations: Digital and New Media (TECO)||4|
|AR 2520||Drawing: Figure in Value||4|
|AR 3010||Painting: Theory and Process||3|
|Ceramics Elective - complete one of the following:||4|
|Printmaking Elective - complete one of the following:||4|
|Sculpture Elective - complete one of the following:||4|
|Studio Electives - complete 8-9 credits of 3000/4000 level courses from ONE of the following areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture [not ARDI]||8-9|
|AH 1130||Art History Foundations: 12 Monuments||3|
|AH 1140||Art History Foundations: Visual Culture||3|
|AH 2700||20/21: Art Since 1900 (WRCO)||3|
|AH 3100||Contemporary Art Seminar (INCO)||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|Foreign Language (GACO)||8|
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-8 credits: one year of one language (6-8 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.
*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.