The B.F.A. program in Sculpture is designed to expose you to the formal and technical aspects of sculpture as well as the intellectual aspects of sculpture and its relationships to space and the environment.
The first two courses in the Sculpture sequence, ART 220: Scupture Survey I and ART 321: Sculpture Survey II are designed to prepare you in the fundamental aspects of Sculpture by intoducing approaches and techniques in modeling, mold making, carving, foundry casting and direct fabrication.
As you progress through the program, you develop skills in areas of sculpture much more personal to your own interests. Here you will begin to develop your own personal style by developing your skills in a more advanced study in any of the following areas:
- casting and foundry;
- figurative sculpture;
- direct fabrication.
You will also gain valuable experience in preparing for a gallery show through the final course of your study where you will prepare works for your senior show which is commonly held in the Giles Gallery at EKU.
The Sculpture program benefits from having one of the finest studio facilities designed for undergraduate instruction in the region. An extensive suite of spaces includes:
- areas for modeling, wood fabrication, metal casting and construction and stone carving;
- an industrial hoist and track system which make it possible to work on a large scale with heavy materials;
- a bronze-casting area;
- foundry furnaces and;
- private workspace for the exclusive use of B.F.A. majors and advanced students.