Studio: Sculpture and applied media
Bachelor’s degree (Bc.) study program Sculpture
Master’s degree (Mgr. art.) study program Free fine art
General theoretical, philosophical and artistic background of the studio:
1. theory a typology of sculpture and sculpting
2. history, evolution and the present of sculpture and sculpting
3. sculpture as a way of thinking and expression of inevitable historical continuity
4. specifics of sculpting in the context of other art disciplines and media
5. task, meaning and function of a sculpture today
6. sculpture and sculpting overlaps into other media
7. sculpture as a medium
Educational concept and its postulates:Bachelor’s degree:
The concept of studies in the studio is focused on research and a study of issues in contemporary sculpture. From a typological point of view it reflects the fundamental expressions of postmodern sculpting in contextual and historical continuity with both classical and modern sculpting.
At theoretical and content level it tries to redefine and re-legitimize a sculpture as a medium which is capable of ideological, esthetic, formal and social statement, which is required today in confrontation with other types of art, disciplines, media and the art in general.
At thematic level it deals with probing several current problems of today’s art (such as identity, sexuality, social relationships, industrialization, recycling, consumption, production and creation of art, or mass media and other globalization, and others). However, the main set of themes remains sculpture by itself and sculpture as a medium.
At formal and realization level to search, specify and define new possibilities in the area of generic, disciplinary, technological, material and media overlaps.
Anchoring, definition and specification of studio’s study programs within the complex study program of the faculty.
Acceleration of the studies and the educational process by the form of lectures, students’ presentations, workshops and active grant activity as a natural form of keeping the thematic and ideological profile of the studio up to date.
Enlarging the space for creative dialogue by a form of international contacts, study trainings and stays of both students and teachers.
The central point is student’s independent work in a studio in accordance with the assignments from the head of the studio. The goal is to teach the student the basic processes and techniques of sculpting expression with an emphasis on a creative element, originality of solution and overlaps into other media, as well as the theme expression. Essential part of the studies is the quality of the communication level between a student and a teacher.
Head of the studio:
Mgr. art. Ivana Sláviková, ArtD.