Introduction

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The BFA program in Sculpture + Extended Media offers a fluid and dynamic educational experience that reflects the vital landscape of art making today. Our program is initiated with a progressive cycle of classes, originating with manual and intellectual skill development, and arcing toward the ultimate goal of developing a complex, nuanced and individual approach to art upon graduation. A day-to-day, experimental, and process-orientated studio ethic is encouraged. Fundamental questions of “why,” whether personal, philosophical or conceptual in nature, are buttressed by hands-on strategies facilitating “how.” Using this approach, students flourish in an environment of personal agency and growth, where challenges are celebrated, skill-development encouraged, and conversations open new paths forward.

Even as Sculpture + Extended Media fosters an open and speculative approach to what sculpture can be and do, it is also an intensely useful and practical way of thinking. This is evidenced not just in the transferable skill-sets that develop, but also in the conceptual exploration of materials, objects, images, actions, ecologies, events and politics. In this way, Sculpture + Extended Media occupies a crucial position in between disciplines and areas of thought. Our program culminates by providing students the tools needed to become active participants in the dialogues of our time.