The Sculpture and Ceramics concentration of the MFA in Studio Arts program is committed to the development of spatial, material and immaterial practice in the context of contemporary art issues and ideas. This integrated and challenging program acknowledges individual, traditional, discipline-based work and histories while recognizing the potential for interdisciplinary production that includes collaboration, installation, performance, autonomous objects, readymades, new media and kinetics. The explosion of three dimensional works and situations in current art practices presents a staggering list of possible materials, methods and means which activate unlimited contexts for presentation.
Under the supervision of a faculty member, weekly meetings provide an important forum for discussion, critical investigation and dialogue based on the concerns and interests of students. Highlights of the program include field trips, visiting artists, and special projects. At the end of the fall and winter semesters, you will present your work to a review committee for assessment. The committee, composed of faculty and invited artists and critics, provides you with a focused response to your work and prepares your thesis defense.