The Sculpture program embraces and cultivates the diversity and complexity of what is defined as sculpture today. The program supports investigations that encompass installation, intervention, performance, sound, video, new media as well as more traditional approaches to sculpture. The Sculpture program encourages independent exploration, experimentation, critical awareness, and engagement in the issues, forms and contexts of contemporary, professional investigation. The program challenges and expands upon the individual graduate student's rationale and modes of working: emphasizing the conceptual, technical, theoretical, and professional development of its graduate students. In a flexible program encompassing the breadth of today's sculptural possibilities, each student has the opportunity to articulate an individual vision and make a significant contribution to the discipline. The overall footprint of the sculpture facilities encompasses 10,000 square feet of space, which is divided into individual studio space for MFA and BFA students, general class workspace, an area for wood working, welding/metal fabrication, and plaster casting. Equipment includes welding and metal working tools and machinery, wood working tools and machinery, video and sound equipment, and a computer lab for digital image, sound and video production.