Offering traditional object making, sculpting from life, digital production, and expanded media, the Sculpture Program at Rutgers—Camden provides an environment that fosters both disciplinary focus and exploration. Through a studio-based curriculum that organically blends art, critical thinking, and the appreciation of historical precedents, sculpture classes introduce students to fine art object making, ceramics, digital media, interactive systems, installation, eco-art, and community practice.
The Rutgers—Camden sculpture complex offers a woodworking shop, a ceramics lab, plaster facilities, and an interactive media and robotics room. These spaces afford students the freedom to experiment with various forms, technologies, and materials both in and out of class. Our highly skilled faculty members work one on one with our students to help them achieve ambitious project work while learning effective safety practices. Students in the Sculpture Program may also apply for the Advanced Sculpture Internship, which provides training in digital fabrication at the LEAP Academy Fabrication Lab. This breadth of instruction gives graduates the skills and thinking necessary for careers in today’s diverse and changing art world.
A key element of this creative learning process is the critique, which is implemented in group discussions, public presentations, and one-on-one studio sessions with faculty members and visiting art professionals. Through rigorous practice and regular feedback, our students gain insight into their own critical voice. The culmination of this program is a capstone project that is completed in the senior year. This self-directed body of art is exhibited in the Stedman Art Gallery.
Our program features student-run organizations, including the Art Students League and the Student Works Gallery. These university-supported groups coordinate many activities, such as trips to museums in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. By diligently honing their skills in a liberal arts university setting, students are fully prepared to attain advanced degrees in studio art, conservation, and public and community art, or to enter professional and creative fields of practice.
For information about the Sculpture concentration, contact Professor Elizabeth Demaray.