Greg Stewart, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6816
The integrated 3D concentration students explore the technical, formal, conceptual and cultural overlaps between sculpture, ceramics, fiber and metals.
Integrated 3D students complete a beginning and intermediate course in each 3D medium. This develops a strong, broad skill base, 3D visualization and thinking skills, habits of investigation with a 3D perspective and knowledge of contemporary practices in 3D media.
Students also complete a six- to 12-credit concentration in their chosen medium and two capstone courses to further develop and refine specialized technical, analytical and creative skills as well as help students to prepare for professional practice.
Upon completion of the degree, integrated 3D students will be well prepared to pursue professional production and exhibition of their own art or more in-depth study at the graduate level.
Students graduating with a B.F.A. in studio art with an integrated 3D concentration will:
- Display technical command of at least one medium and display fluency in a range of media.
- Effectively analyze and apply two- and three-dimensional design principles and devices.
- Develop an independent line of creative inquiry that embraces risk-taking and inventive solutions.
- Knowledgeably critique and contextualize their artwork to cultivate expressive ideas and meaningful content.
- Demonstrate awareness of contemporary art and art history within a global context.