Modes of study:
The Faculty of Sculpture comprises two complementary departments: the Department of Sculpture and Surroundings and the Department of Sculpture and Spatial Activities – each of them has a unique character that is reflected in the scope of activities. Both Departments participate in and arrange cultural and artistic events. These events include exhibitions, competitions and workshops. The Faculty cooperates with external entities which increases the ability of students to adapt to professional environment after graduation. Cooperation with various institutions and social and cultural organizations of a social contributes to the active cultural life of the Faculty. This translates directly into shaping social awareness and increasing importance of the role that sculpture plays in our environment. There are two types of sculptures studios operating at the Faculty. Studios of the first type work in the area of classic sculpture. They include studies of natural forms, various sculpture techniques – from full sculpture through relief to medal-making, as well as work with basic sculptural materials (gypsum, metal, wood, stone, cramics, resin) and casting techniques: sand casting, lost-wax casting etc. Studios that focus on ceramics teach a wide range of traditional and experimental techniques: from forming, through casting to glazing. Studios of the second type explore new areas of spatial activities and new ways of thinking about sculpture. These include studios that apply new materials and techniques (e.g. digital techniques, 3D graphic) and performative, ephemeral and interdisciplinary activities that, in a way, annex values attributed to other field of art – painting, fibre art, theatre, film, photography and hologamme.
The Faculty is based on original curriculum of each of the studios. Students are encouraged to adapt an independent artistic attitude and to create a conscious and individual language of expression. This why each studio can be regarded as a laboratory creating student’s competences, individuality and independence.
Types of courses:
The Faculty of Sculpture has been shaped by 100 years of tradition, experience and transformation. New generations of sculptors were taught to harmoniously combine the past with modernity. Students of first year learn about the main assumptions of classical sculpture and combine this knowledge with spatial activities. They attend courses from two Departments: the Departments of Sculpture and Surroundings and the Department of Sculpture and Spatial Activities. Throughout the course of studies, they master sculptural work and modern technologies: holography, 3D printing, performance art and fibre art.