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Sculptural Practice

John Carrillo, BFA 2018
Natalie Jenkins, BFA 2014
Emily Nachison, Fibers Department Head, "Constellation Field," 2016, cast glass, steel, wood.
Courtney Kemp, Metals and Sculptural Practices Faculty, "These Edges Are For Cutting," 2015, ceramic tile, silicone cast of ceramic tiles, pine, brass.

Sculptural Practice builds on a foundation of traditional sculpture and craft techniques by encouraging you to explore a wide range of forms, processes, materials, and concepts. Using a balanced approach that employs OCAC’s ceramics, metals, fibers, wood, and digital studios, you are invited to investigate the 3D skills needed to develop a personal voice and communicate your ideas. By combining hands-on, material-based methods, digital fabrication and conceptual concerns, you are enabled to develop various approaches to spatial and contextual works: object making, installation, site-specific work and digital forms.

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Visiting Artists
Andrew Casto
Allen Chen
Brian Czibesz
Alanna DeRocchi
Julia Heineccius
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Mark Newport
Karlyn Sutherland
Marie Watt
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Area of Study Requirements

First year - Third year
Select two 100-level courses, two 200-level courses, and two 300 or 400-level courses from the courses listed below.
CE109 Handbuilding
ME111 Fundamentals of Metalsmithing
WD111 Introduction to Woodworking
ME112 Casting and Electroforming
WD112 Process and Practice
CE203 Moldmaking and Molding
DF201 Digital Fabrication I
DF202 Digital Fabrication II
FT216 Dimensional Fiber Forms
ID202 Attachments and Connections
ID203 Text and Image
ME211 Fabrication and Surface Exploration
ME202 Container forms and Mechanism
WD201/301 Shape Form and Tranformation
WD202/302 Vessels and Cabinetry
CE304 Ceramic Sculpture
DR300 Advanced Topics in Drawing and Painting
FT318 Experimental Fashion
ME312 Resins, Mold Making and Sculptural Concerns
ID401 Installation

Fourth year
Take all courses listed below.
ST401 Senior Seminar I
ST402 Senior Seminar II
TH495 Thesis Studio
TH498 Thesis Studio

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Learn more about our programs of study:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
Master of Fine Arts in Craft & Material Studies
Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)
The Certificate in Craft