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Sculpture (ASSC)

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ASCC 1300 (3). INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE.
An introduction to working in three dimensions from a variety of approaches, investigating sculpture's purposes, materiality, and spatial nature. Students examine historical and contemporary approaches to sculpture to understand how to manipulate form, space, and expressive content in three dimensions.

ASCC 1320 (3). MATERIALS AND PROCESSES.
Introductory survey of the manipulation of a variety of media (clay, plaster, wood, metal, etc.) and contemporary and historical approaches to the use of these materials in art. Emphasis on expressive potential and studio safety.

ASCC 3300 (3). INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE.
A continuation of study of problems in sculpture, including analysis of form, theory, and technical processes. Emphasis on sustained investigation using a number of perspectives, critical discussion, analysis of contemporary and historical work, and concentrated studio practice. Students gain confidence with and understanding of the tools, materials, and concepts of sculpture. Prerequisites: ASCC 1300, 1320 or permission of instructor.

ASCC 3310 (3). MATERIAL AND FORM.
Intensive investigation of material processes (construction, metal casting, and subtractive techniques) and the ramifications of material choice and method in the formal and stylistic development of sculptural work. Explores the traditional development and contemporary practice of each process. Requires 6 hours of studio work outside of scheduled meeting times. Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in ASCC courses and 12 credit hours in ASAG courses, or permission of instructor.

ASCC 3320 (3). BODY AND OBJECT.
An intensive sculptural study of the body and figure that addresses the body through its objective structure and its social and psychological meanings and explores how these can be conveyed in contemporary practice. In class, students focus on the observation and direct study of the figure and its tactile translation into material. Out of class, students focus on independent projects to consider the question of the body as a metaphoric and performative subject, to explore the body's material and immaterial nature, and to create work about the figure without literal reference to it. Requires 6 hours of studio work outside of scheduled meeting times. Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in ASCC courses and 12 credit hours in ASAG courses, or permission of instructor.

ASCC 3330 (3). TIME AND MATERIAL.
An interdisciplinary course that considers the relationships among materiality, time, and drawing, using both constructed and found materials. Investigates time, movement, and repetitive action; work that documents the process of making; the relationship between digital and material form; and the formats of installation and documentation. Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in ASCC courses and 12 credit hours in ASAG courses, or permission of instructor.

ASCC 3340 (3). SHELTER AND PLACE.
An intensive interdisciplinary investigation into social forms and environments, both constructed and natural, in order to question what it is to dwell, how a sense of place is described and enacted, and how forms and events can influence and be influenced by structures. Work is based upon the identification of and location within a specific urban or natural landscape site. Includes collaborative work, drawing, analytical study of sites and environments, and construction. Draws paradigm examples from installation, architectural, and sculptural practice. Requires 6 hours of studio work outside of scheduled meeting times. Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in ASCC courses and 12 credit hours in ASAG courses, or permission of instructor.

ASCC 3350 (3). XSCULPTURE.
Investigates the creation of 3-D forms and environments using experimental methods such as digital modeling, processing, computer-based manufacture, and electronic output. Students to interact with different knowledge bases and purposes in an investigation of the problem of how to image 3-D in contemporary practice. Prerequisite: ASCC 1300 or instructor consent.

ASCC 5100 (1). DIRECTED STUDIES IN SCULPTURE.
Students may take one course per term only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASCC 5200 (2). DIRECTED STUDIES IN SCULPTURE.
Students may take one course per term only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASCC 5300 (3). ADVANCED SEMINAR IN SCULPTURE.
Advanced investigation of contemporary practice in sculpture, including methods of research, means of production, and the critical and theoretical contexts of contemporary sculpture. Prerequisite: 9 credit hours in art courses at the 3000 level or permission of instructor.

ASCC 5302 (3). DIRECTED STUDIES IN SCULPTURE.
Students may take one course per term only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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