Interdisciplinary Fine Arts : Sculpture
The Sculpture concentration in the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program immerses students in the fundamentals of sculpture and technical processes in a variety of materials. Working closely with faculty who are also working artists, students develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for contemporary sculptural practice. Sculpture at UArts is a broad-based, research-driven approach to studio work that makes connections between diverse disciplines and, more importantly, integrates all media and processes to make objects, installations and hybrid time-based work.
The Sculpture studio and shop facilities are comprehensive and include air tools for carving, a foundry for bronze and aluminum casting, a wood and fabricating shop, a complete metal shop for forging and welding, and a mold-making shop and a studio for figurative study.
With more outdoor works of art than any other city in North America, Philadelphia is an aspiring sculptor’s extended classroom. Philadelphia’s vibrant gallery scene, artists' cooperatives and museums showcase the work of national, international and local artists.
The structure of this curriculum educates the Fine Arts student in an environment that allows for either deep study in a single discipline or the option of commingling multiple disciplines. It deepens the student’s cultural and intellectual understanding of the world around them, and prepares them to contribute to the field of sculpture at a high level after graduation.