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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sculpture Minor

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The Minor in Sculpture, offered by the Department of Art and Art History , allows students to develop skills in visual creativity and three dimensional art practice that will add valuable breadth and career flexibility to their primary degree. Sculpture courses emphasize concept-development and cultural critique in addition to technical skill-building. Students graduating with a Minor in Sculpture will be conversant in the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of three-dimensional artmaking. For Art majors in other media (eg. Pictorial Art or Photography), the Minor in Sculpture facilitates the acquisition of interdisciplinary art practice. For non-Art majors, it develops both manual and conceptual capacities for three-dimensional expression. The Minor in Sculpture allows students to build skills in the following: woodworking; glass blowing and casting; jewelry and small metals; mold-making and casting in bronze, aluminum, and other materials; welding; installation art; figure modeling; and mixed-media sculpture. Students who are specifically interested in ceramic media should consider the Ceramic Art Minor  instead.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or minor support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.

Minor Requirements (12 units)

Complete four courses from the following. Twelve units of studio art work total. Must include 9 units of upper division studio art courses, 9 units of which are taken at San José State University.

Total Units Required (18 units)

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