Sculpture Studio Discipline
Our curriculum focuses on instilling in every student the practical, hands-on knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques necessary to cross boundaries, invent processes, and explore innovative content in the areas of object-making, installation, performance, site-work, time-based art, and digital forms.
Courses establishe a solid foundation of traditional skills and concerns that promote both a historical and contemporary platform from which students can navigate. The curriculum seeks to enable students with the skills necessary to explore concepts and content relevant both in today’s world and in the creation of a personal vision.
With sculpture encompassing a myriad of materials, processes and media, the sculpture faculty seeks to promote individual student exploration and independence within a contemporary framework. The curriculum provides exposure to a range of skills, techniques, and resources. It is, however, the ability to think that is at the heart of the program as students are challenged to employ the skills and mindset to participate in future endeavors.
Our nearly 6500 sq. ft. sculpture facility houses a complete woodworking studio, a 15 ft. x 15 ft. spray and sanding booth, large metal fabrication and construction area, plaster, mold-making and ceramic shell areas, and a foundry and wax working area. There is also a 800 sq. ft. installation and project space, and access to digital media. Explore more facilities at the Peck School of the Arts.
First Year Program
We don’t expect our new students to figure out college life on their own. Our First Year Program is designed to help new students. In addition to specific coursework carefully chosen to foster success, we connect students to the many resources and opportunities found within a research university. Plus, we surround students with individualized support as they dive deeper into their program and find their way.
Galleries & Exhibitions
Our art and design programs host many galleries and exhibitions both on campus and throughout the community. Our campus is home to four permanent art galleries, each with its own unique mission. All of them are free, open to the public and accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Milwaukee is also home to dozens of galleries and museums. All students in an Art & Design degree program receive a free annual membership to the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). That means you can visit MAM and its events, including the popular MAM After Dark series, free of charge while you are a student.
Art & Design Programs
Art & Design studio disciplines are connected to a variety of academic programs, including majors, minors, certificates and graduate programs. This is a full list of all programs offered by the Department of Art & Design.
Which faculty you have within this program is dependent upon your chosen courses or interests. For a list of all Art & Design faculty and staff please follow the link below.