Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU Herron School of Art and Design
Overview: Students may pursue degrees in sculpture at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Herron School of Art and Design.
At the undergraduate level, Herron's sculpture program encourages consistent growth, from the introductory three-dimensional experience through the fourth and final year of advanced work. The multimedia fabrication and foundry facilities provide a level of sophisticated technical experience unique to the undergraduate level.
As sophomores, sculpture students are introduced to a wide spectrum of techniques and processes, which include metal fabrication, casting, woodcarving, construction, resins, plastics, and stone carving, as well as work in nontraditional materials. Through a team-teaching approach, students are exposed to a broad base of practical information, critical analysis, and creative discourse.
As juniors and seniors, students continue investigations and creative pursuits begun in their sophomore year. Juniors and seniors work more independently as they sharpen their individual focus and prepare for graduate school or professional work. Graduates of the sculpture program have had the opportunity to investigate all three-dimensional media and are prepared to continue independent development.
In the graduate sculpture program, students will develop a refined mastery of technical skills, with opportunities for exploration in a diverse range of materials. Along with the development of sophisticated skills in construction and form-building, students will gain increasing sophistication in their handling of three-dimensional formal properties. Additionally, students will be challenged to explore the incorporation of time, site, and audience in the conceptualization of their creative work. Students in the program are exposed to a broad base of practical information, critical analysis, and creative discourse.