Sculpture

Sculpture Fundamentals

Sculpture is a three-dimensional art with many mediums — fabric, clay, plastic, glass, wire, metals, wood, marble or other types of stone. Faculty in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art encourage sculpture students to develop individual directions and to explore contemporary issues through mixed media installations, interdisciplinary projects and public art exhibitions

Students focusing on sculpture will learn the human figure through studies in modeled clay, wax and plaster. More permanent media such as cast bronze and carved stone enable students to apply traditional sculpture techniques to contemporary ideas. Classes in blacksmithing, welding and woodworking let students select specific skills to be learned in depth.

Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, providing comprehensive preparation for professional practice, also are offered  in the following areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Metalsmithing
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking

Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in:

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Studio Art

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
  • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Experience

The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:

  • ceramics
  • commercial photography
  • computer imaging
  • drawing
  • illustration
  • metalsmithing
  • painting
  • photography
  • sculpture
  • two-dimensional design
  • three-dimensional design

Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.

In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.

Real World Experience

Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:

  • Disney World
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • advertising agencies
  • design studios

Art Student Organizations

  • Student Art League
  • Design x Nine

Sample Curriculum


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