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Sculpture

Sculpture students are introduced to a variety of approaches and media, including modeling, plaster mold-making, flexible mold-making, bronze casting, wood and stone carving, welding, fabrication of materials.


Sculpture FACULTY

Brian Lee Nelsonbnelson1@emich.edu
Jason Fergusonjfergu11@emich.edu

Sculpture Facilities

A new 5,000-square-foot studio offers students ample space for creating their work. Independence and creativity are encouraged so that students can pursue their own ideas and images.

Sculpture Courses

AD3D 305 Sculpture

In this course, students acquire a working knowledge of various sculpture techniques. Materials and processes commonly used in both traditional and contemporary art practices are explored through demonstrations, exercises, prototyping, and the creation of refined sculptural objects. Topics and techniques may vary; these may include, but are not limited to, additive/subtractive plaster techniques, mold-making, and casting; wood fabrication, metal fabrication, found objects, and foundry.


Prereq: AD 122

AD 400W Capstone

This course is taken in conjunction with the last course in each student’s area of concentration. It is designed as the culminating learning experience for students in the BFA curriculum and will help provide direction for their future professional careers. The course will focus on preparation for a required senior exhibition, the development of a professional portfolio, and the creation necessary written documents to support one’s professional career.


Prereq: must be enrolled in final area of concentration and department permission

AD3D 320 Topics in 3D Media

Topics in 3D Media is a cross-disciplinary class designed for ALL 3D media students. The course will follow a general theme each semester and will be co-taught by faculty from different 3D disciplines creating a unique and exciting experience.


Prereq: AD 300W, (successful completion of the Foundations Portfolio Review), and (two of the following: AD3D 301, AD3D 302, AD3D 303, AD3D 304, AD3D 305)

AD 401 Advanced Porfolio I

An advanced course that focuses on students’ personal development of a body of work using contemporary art methods. Emphasizes the individual student’s development of a personal line of creative inquiry, which is supported by a sound conceptual foundation and is executed through appropriate technical means. Intended for students from Photography/New Media, 2D, and 3D concentrations.



Prereq: AD2D 320, AD2D 321, AD3D 320, or ADPM 320

AD 402 Advanced Porfolio II

An advanced course that continues goals and accomplishments from Advanced Portfolio I. Students will further develop a body of work using contemporary art methods through self-directed projects. Intended for students from Photography/New Media, 2D, and 3D concentrations.


Prereq: AD 401