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Department of Sculpture + Extended Media

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Sculpture + Extended Media is a place that legitimizes and fosters restless becoming, where intellectual, emotional, and physical emancipation is as crucial for the individual as it is for the community. We rigorously engage the burgeoning philosophical, critical and technical conditions that shape art making today. Our mission is to continually develop a rigorous yet supportive environment that leads to the expansive growth of individual artists.

The Sculpture Department welcomes a broad range of approaches: from spatial-, object- and material-based practices; to performance, film and lens-based media; from social and relational to web-based and evolving technologies. Moreover, within the School of Arts and art community at large, Sculpture + Extended Media tests the limits of objects, images and actions, acting as a speculative laboratory that branches into science, philosophy, anthropology, ecology, ethnology, media studies, history and other practices.

Programs

The Department of Sculpture + Extended Media offers an MFA, BFA and a minor.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture attracts challenging, talented and curious students who thirst for exploring the edges of today’s art world.

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Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Sculpture

Led by an active and accomplished group of working artists, the Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture promotes a fluid, liberated, experimental and progressive exploration of the transformative role of art.

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Minor in Sculpture

The minor in sculpture allows students from outside of the program to enrich their degrees with rigorous and engaging coursework in Sculpture + Extended Media.

Visiting Artists

Each year Sculpture + Extended Media invites a diverse and intergenerational group of 8–12 artists, critics, curators, philosophers and thinkers to visit and spend time with us.

Curious

Curious is a biennial publication created by students in the Graduate Seminar of the MFA program.

Sculpture + Extended Media News

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Student Video Work: InLight Edition

November 9, 2020
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FAKE NEWS: VCUarts 2020 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

October 30, 2020
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Sculpture student questions the systems in which they make art

October 14, 2020

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