Jul 07, 2022  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Sculpture


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Students in the Sculpture concentration are offered an inspiring environment where they are encouraged to cultivate their visual voice. Innovation, invention, and personal agency are cornerstones of the curriculum. Students are exposed to the myriad possibilities existing in contemporary sculpture as both theory and practice are emphasized. Students learn to think critically while also developing a practical skill-set steered by their interests and academic goals. Individualized instruction at every level guides students through the almost limitless possibilities of materials, processes and emerging genres available to three-dimensional artists today. Our goal is to create prepared, broadly informed artists who can fluently express their ideas three-dimensionally. https://www.umassd.edu/programs/sculpture/

Requirements 

Foundation Studio Arts Program


Required of All Majors (except Art History and Music)

Foundation Studio Arts is a rigorous program designed to promote creativity, to develop technical and conceptual skills, and to provide an essential awareness of our visual culture. Its drawing, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital courses serve as prerequisites-requisites for all 200 or higher-level courses in Art + Design and Art Education programs. Its art history component, Introduction to the Study of Art, serve as a prerequisite for higher-level Art History Program study that is demanded by each of the studio art departments.

Except where transfer or advance placement examination credits are accepted in lieu of requirements, first-year students may expect to take five courses, totaling 15 credits, in each of their two first-year semesters. The exception being Art Education majors due to of licensure requirements and increased credit load.

The successful completion of the Foundation Studio Arts program is a required of all candidates for a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

 

  • ARH- Art History Elective (300/400 level) - Credits: 6

University Studies / Distribution


  • ENL 2XX Literature elective - Credits: 3
  • MTH Mathematics elective - Credits: 3
  • Science electives, 3 credits from each area (The Natural World and The Engaged Community) - Credits: 6
  • The Social World: 3 credits from three areas (Human Questions and Contexts, The Nature of US Society, The Nature of the Global Society) - Credits: 9

Electives


Five courses at any level, may include studios - Credits: 15

Studio Options and Additional Requirements


  • AXD 2XX drawing - Credits: 3
  • AXD 3XX level drawing - Credits: 3

       (Consult advisor on selection)

  • Studio electives - Credits: 9
  • 300/400 studio elective - Credits:3

Total credits: 120


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