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Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies (Fine Arts, B.F.A.)

In keeping with the Art Department's mission of empowering students to become visually critical thinkers through their creative practice, the 3D Media and Material Studies major focuses on making as a form of thinking through technical mastery of both traditional craftsmanship and emerging technologies. Students are also exposed to the expanding range of working three-dimensional studio practice, including performance and installation and time-based art. Through immersion in a research and process-oriented curriculum, students develop a range of transferable skills and a body of work reflecting artistic maturity, material proficiency, and conceptual development.

Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies (Fine Arts, B.F.A.)


Description


What is Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies at ODU like?

In keeping with the Art Department's mission of empowering students to become visually critical thinkers through their creative practice, the 3D Media and Material Studies major focuses on making as a form of thinking through technical mastery of both traditional craftsmanship and emerging technologies. Students are also exposed to the expanding range of working three-dimensional studio practice, including performance and installation and time-based art. Through immersion in a research and process-oriented curriculum, students develop a range of transferable skills and a body of work reflecting artistic maturity, material proficiency, and conceptual development.

Program Highlights


What makes Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies at ODU unique?

  • Students are exposed to the expanding scope of three-dimensional studio practice including performance, installation, and time-based art.

  • The 3D Media & Material Studies classrooms are housed in brand new facilities in the Barry Arts Building, the Hixon Studio Building and Annex and provide students the equipment necessary to produce their work comfortably and safely.

  • Small class sizes mean students have access to instructors who know students by name, understand each student's individualized goals, and who create their own work under the same roof.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

$57,520

MEDIAN SALARY


Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists

$51,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.

Music Directors

$61,490

MEDIAN SALARY


Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.

Multimedia Artists and Animators

$76,560

MEDIAN SALARY


Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies at ODU?

ARTS 361:
Advanced Sculpture


Investigation involves the combination of various materials and construction techniques. Prerequisites: ARTS 261 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 461:
Sculpture Studio


Experimental work reflecting individual initiative and attitude. Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or ARTS 363, and permission of the instructor.

ARTS 400:
Senior Show


This is the capstone class for all students in the BFA program |except students in the graphic design concentration take ARTS 401). Focusing on the development and articulation of aesthetic vision and studio practice, students will identify key ideas and sources for their work. They will also clarify their methods and concepts to create a finished, exhibition quality project. The class also addresses professional installation, promotion, and documentation of finished work, culminating with an exhibition. Prerequisite: Students must be in the final semester of major concentration.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Three-Dimensional Media & Material Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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