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Sculpture + Expanded Media

Course No. SCU231  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christina Cassara | Jimmy Kuehnle

This course provides an introduction to sculpture and expanded media by examining the methodologies, materials, history, traditions,and cultural context of sculpture and expanded media in contemporary art.. The class will include wood construction and textile-based fabrication processes, moldmaking and casting relevant to a range of materials, basic metalworking techniques such as cutting and welding, and will introduce the student to the use of time-based media present in contemporary sculpture. Required for sophomore Sculpture majors. Open to all students as an elective. Offered fall.

Sculpture Special Topics: Sculpture Multimedia: Space to Time - Linear/Non-Linear

Course No. SCU341.1  Credits: 0.0

This course is designed to explore materials (traditional and non-traditional) and ideas of sculpture outside of the formats usually associated with it. The goal is for students to push the boundaries of sculpture as installation art, video, and film. Projects will deal with visibility and invisibility, ephemerality, sound, time, gender, and social issues in relation to sculpture, and will use indoor and outdoor site-specific or performance-oriented formats. Fundamental aspects of this course are the analysis, expression, experimentation, and deconstruction of existing values and the reconstruction of one's own relation to popular culture, theory and other fields of interest (such as science, music, philosophy, etc.). 3 credits.

Sculpture Special Topics: Sculpture Multimedia: Space to Time - Linear/Non-Linear

Course No. SCU441.1  Credits: 0.0

This course is designed to explore materials (traditional and non-traditional) and ideas of sculpture outside of the formats usually associated with it. The goal is for students to push the boundaries of sculpture as installation art, video, and film. Projects will deal with visibility and invisibility, ephemerality, sound, time, gender, and social issues in relation to sculpture, and will use indoor and outdoor site-specific or performance-oriented formats. Fundamental aspects of this course are the analysis, expression, experimentation, and deconstruction of existing values and the reconstruction of one's own relation to popular culture, theory and other fields of interest (such as science, music, philosophy, etc.). 3 credits.

Sculpture Special Topics: The Architecture of Space

Course No. SCU235/335/435  Credits: 3.0

The primary focus of this course is the investigation of interior and exterior spaces as defined by preexisting architectural elements and structures. Students are encouraged to use a wide variety of materials in the construction of installations. This course focuses on the finite conditions of architectural settings while maintaining a responsive attitude to the possibilities suggested by these site-specific explorations particularly in terms of the various narratives embedded within a given location. Students will be expected to construct on average two different works alternating between interior and exterior spaces over the course of the semester. Students will also be expected to participate in discussions centering on readings dealing with the theoretical concerns of Architecture, its impact on sculpture and its ability to both define and/or modify conditions of site-specificity and installation as with regard to sculpture and sculptural-based work.

Sculpture Special Topics: The Architecture of Space

Course No. SCU335.1  Credits: 0.0

The primary focus of this course is the investigation of interior and exterior spaces as defined by preexisting architectural elements and structures. Students are encouraged to use a wide variety of materials in the construction of installations. This course focuses on the finite conditions of architectural settings while maintaining a responsive attitude to the possibilities suggested by these site-specific explorations particularly in terms of the various narratives embedded within a given location. Students will be expected to construct on average two different works alternating between interior and exterior spaces over the course of the semester. Students will also be expected to participate in discussions centering on readings dealing with the theoretical concerns of Architecture, its impact on sculpture and its ability to both define and/or modify conditions of site-specificity and installation as with regard to sculpture and sculptural-based work. 3 credits.

Sculpture Special Topics: The Architecture of Space

Course No. SCU435.1  Credits: 0.0

The primary focus of this course is the investigation of interior and exterior spaces as defined by preexisting architectural elements and structures. Students are encouraged to use a wide variety of materials in the construction of installations. This course focuses on the finite conditions of architectural settings while maintaining a responsive attitude to the possibilities suggested by these site-specific explorations particularly in terms of the various narratives embedded within a given location. Students will be expected to construct on average two different works alternating between interior and exterior spaces over the course of the semester. Students will also be expected to participate in discussions centering on readings dealing with the theoretical concerns of Architecture, its impact on sculpture and its ability to both define and/or modify conditions of site-specificity and installation as with regard to sculpture and sculptural-based work. 3 credits.

Sculpture-Intern

Course No. SCU499.1  Credits: 3.0

Sculpture: Aesthetic + Functional Structure

Course No. SCU229A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Amber Kempthorn

The goal of this course is to expose students to the qualitative nature of materiality at a fundamental level and to provide them with a formative understanding of the various aesthetic qualities that materials possess. In other words this course introduces how materials influence the meaning of a work of art. This course addresses how the qualities of material act as determine aesthetic organization and conditions of conveyance within a work. The course focuses on both the physicality of material condition(s) of state-change, intensive material exploration and experimentation as a function of structure, and its affect on aesthetic production. Required at the sophomore level for all Sculpture majors and open to all other students. Offered spring.

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