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Sculpture at UCLA

The Sculpture Area enables students to develop proficiency in fundamental sculptural materials and techniques, including woodworking, metal working, mold-making and casting, and some digital fabrication. Doing and thinking, hands-on learning and the construction of meaning, are emphasized in equal measure; haptic engagement and the construction of metaphor permeate every sculpture class.

 

Sculpture Faculty

Professor and Vice Chair

Rodney McMillian

Professor and Area Head

Hirsch Perlman

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Lecturer

David Roy

Sculpture Lab Supervisor

Eric Vrymoed

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Location & Contact Information

Sculpture Area Location

The Sculpture Area is located on the 1st floor of the Broad Art Center, Suite 1256

Sculpture Resource Room – 1256D

Sculpture White Room – 1200

Sculpture Lab Supervisor

Eric Vrymoed

E: evrymoed@g.ucla.edu

T: (310) 206-6972

Office: Broad Art Center Suite 1256A

Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday, 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Faculty Office Hours

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Sculpture Faculty

Rodney McMillian, Professor and Vice Chair

E: rmcmillian@ucla.edu

T: (310) 825-3281

Office: 1256E Broad Art Center

Hirsch Perlman, Professor and Area Head

E: hirschperlman@sbcglobal.net

T: (310) 825-3281

Office: 1256E Broad Art Center

David Roy, Lecturer

E: meow@davidroy.net


Facilities & Equipment

Sculpture Area facilities support fabrication in a variety of materials and include six different areas: a Wood Shop, a Metal Shop, a Mold-Making Area, a large 4 × 8′ CNC router, a Textile and Sewing Area, and a Resource Room. These work spaces are integrated with a multiuse, all-weather outdoor Sculpture Yard and a loading dock to support the fabrication of large-scale work. The White Room gallery attached to the lab is available for student exhibitions, installations, and class critiques.

Instructional Materials Fee

All students must pay an Instructional Materials fee each quarter they are enrolled in sculpture classes. As of January 2019, the fee is $100 and payable to UC Regents. This quarterly fee supports access to tools and other area equipment for use in the fabrication of sculpture. Students must undergo training by the lab supervisor to ensure that equipment is used safely.


Sculpture Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

Undergraduate Sculpture Courses

Art 1B. Beginning Sculpture

Units: 4

Studio, eight hours; five hours arranged. Introduction to concepts and forms of contemporary sculpture to become familiar with tools and material to enable students to visually manifest their individual ideas. Presentation of work by contemporary artists.

Art 145. Advanced Sculpture

Units: 5

Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 1B. Selected studies in sculpture, historical and contemporary; modeling, carving, casting, welding, and other media; forms in space, including installations and nonstudio pieces. May be repeated for a maximum of 20 units.

Art 145A. Advanced Sculpture: Topics in Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Units: 5

Studio, eight hours; seven hours arranged. Requisite: course 1B. Varied approaches to historical and contemporary sculpture that highlights its social impact and cultural content. Themed lectures and studio assignments develop students' technical, expressive, and conceptual tools to understand and explore anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion as expressed in objects, sculpture, and built environment. Combination of courses 145 and 145A may be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

Art 197. Individual Studies in Art

Units: 2 to 4

Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: 3.0 grade-point average in major. Corequisite: course 190. Limited to junior/senior art majors. Individual intensive studio project or independent study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Tangible evidence of project or mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

Art 198. Honors Research in Art

Units: 2 to 4

Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: 3.0 grade-point average overall, 3.5 grade-point average in major. Corequisite: course 190. Limited to junior/senior art majors. Development and completion of comprehensive research or studio project under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. Letter grading.


Sculpture Graduate Studies

Sculpture is one of six areas of study offered in the M.F.A. art program. This area enables graduate students to develop proficiency in various analog and/or digital fabrication processes, materials, and techniques. The Sculpture Area’s basis is the exploration of three-dimensional contemporary expression where questions about context and culture at large inform every sculpture candidate’s studies. No matter the medium or method, the aim is to explore, strengthen, and focus each student's sense of personal direction in the arts.

Sculpture faculty Rodney McMillian and Hirsch Perlman serve as the primary advisors to students admitted to this area of study. Students may also work with faculty from other areas within the Department of Art or other departments across the university.

All M.F.A. students are offered the use of off-campus individual studios in the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios, located in Culver City. In addition to individual studio spaces, the studio building houses photography, sculpture, ceramics, and computer labs, as well as open spaces for exhibitions, lectures, and group critiques. Although the Department of Art does not offer graduate-level courses in the summer, the graduate studios are open year round.

Graduate Sculpture Courses

Art 273. Graduate Sculpture

Units: 2 to 8

Studio, eight hours. Studies in sculpture with specific attention to the ongoing nature, specificity, and approach of each student’s particular practice. Individual studio visits and cons

Art 276. Graduate Group Critique

Units: 4

Discussion, four hours; tutorial, to be arranged. Group critique/discussion of students' research. Additional tutorial meetings by arrangement with instructor. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

Art C280. Graduate Seminar

Units: 4

Seminar, three hours. Advanced topics in critical theory and study of contemporary art, with emphasis on individuals, issues, and methodologies. Possible areas of study include structuralism, deconstruction, feminist and psychoanalytic theory, commodification, and censorship. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C180. Letter grading.

Sculpture M.F.A. Candidates

Carlos Omar Agredano, carlosomaragredano.cargo.site

Farshid Bazmandegan, farshidbazmandegan.com

Shani Strand, shanistrand.xyz

Zenobia

Raghvi Bhatia, www.raghvi.work

Ron Asulin, ronasulin.com


Sculpture Resources