|FD101 Visual Elements: 2D||3||*|
|FD102 Visual Elements: Digital Tools||*||3|
|FD105 or 106 Basic Drawing||3||*|
|FD111 3-D Design||3||*|
|FD112 Time Arts||*||3|
|** FN100 First Year Seminar (see note below)||1|
|LA121 Foundation Writing||3|
|LA122 Writing in Context||3|
|LA125 Exploring Visual Culture||3|
|*Can be taken Fall or Spring|
|**FN100 First Year Seminar is required of all freshman with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Revised 3/5/14|
Scultpture encourages you to investigate a wide spectrum of sculptural methods, including stand-alone objects, site-specific works, multiples, installations, sculptural interventions, performance, and any number of hybrid forms of three-dimensional engagement. You can customize your own pathway as you work under the mentorship of master professionals within a collaborative studio atmosphere. And you have full access to PNCA’s 3D Labs, which include a fully appointed woodshop, ceramics studio, and metal shop with foundry, all staffed by on-site technicians.
Presentations by visiting artists, critics, and curators enrich your experience by supporting you and challenging you to understand your role as a contemporary maker and thinker. As a graduate, you will be prepared to continue your education in graduate programs and residencies or launch your career as a professional artist.
This thesis project, by Liz Harris ‘12, is a response to the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Kaija Cornett ‘12.
Projects & Assignments
- A full-scale hot air balloon, used as a metaphor on various levels, was one senior’s thesis project. She made every element herself, working with textiles, basket weaving, and other traditional processes.
- One student created a sculpture primarily from video equipment. Images captured in realtime on a surveillance camera were played back in an agonizingly slow fashion on the sculpture’s monitor.
- Sewing and craft-based techniques enabled another student to concentrate on making touchable pieces, such as flocked clay sculptures.
- Metal shop
- Wood shop
- Ceramics studio
- 3D Multimedia studio
- Portable foundry
- Industrial sewing facility
- Manuel Izquierdo Gallery
- Semi-private student studios in the 3D building