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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.

Sculpture: Aesthetic/Funcational Structures

Course No. SCU429.1  Credits: 3.0

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. 3 credits.

Sculpture: Art & Public Space

Course No. SCU49X.1  Credits: 3.0

This studio-based sculpture and installation class investigates the production and reception of art in the context of the public space. Central to the course will be the development of the student's individual creative desire to engage different kinds of space. Practices of art and public space extend from the earliest known civilizations. This class will introduce historic examples and examine recent developments in terms of participatory art, community art, interactions, place-based art, public art, site specific art and art in public places, both locally and in broader international situations. Students who work with public space in the context of communication such as the Internet, social media or locally as a condition of collectives and collaboratives might find this interdisciplinary condition an interesting alternative beyond the normal space for art production. Open to all students . 3 credits.

Sculpture: Art + Public Space

Course No. SCU39X/49X  Credits: 3.0

This studio-based sculpture and installation class investigates the production and reception of art in the context of the public space. Central to the course will be the development of the student's individual creative desire to engage different kinds of space. Practices of art and public space extend from the earliest known civilizations. This class will introduce historic examples and examine recent developments in terms of participatory art, community art, interactions, place-based art, public art, site specific art and art in public places, both locally and in broader international situations. Students who work with public space in the context of communication such as the Internet, social media or locally as a condition of collectives and collaboratives might find this interdisciplinary condition an interesting alternative beyond the normal space for art production. Open to all students.

Sculpture: Internship

Course No. SCU399/499  Credits: 0.0

Elective credit can be given on a case-by- case basis for an internship developed by student through the career services office, with advance permission of instructor and head of department.

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