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3D Media & Material Studies

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Making as a Form of Thinking

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.

An Expansive Approach

The 3D Media and Material Studies area is committed to rigorous study of contemporary sculptural practice, theory and history. Students are exposed to the expanding scope of three-dimensional studio practice including performance, installation, and time-based art. Our major provides students with a wide-ranging choice of practices and processes, including ceramics, metalsmithing and fibers.

Focused and Versatile

Through immersion in a research based and process-oriented curriculum, students develop a range of transferable skills and a body of work reflecting artistic maturity, material proficiency, and conceptual development.

Great Tools & New Facilities

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.

The Barry Arts Building also houses a Mac lab and the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library containing over 10,000 volumes on architecture, sculpture, drawing, painting, print media, photography, arts & crafts, in addition to an art reference section.

Just across the street from the Barry Arts Building is the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries and down the street is the brand new Barry Art Museum. These facilities assure that students are surrounded by impressive and inspiring collections of both contemporary and historic arts, crafts, and design.

Dedicated Faculty

The faculty consists of four full-time professors and a team of devoted instructors, all of whom bring a wide array of experiences and professional achievements to the classroom. 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. Faculty welcome prospective student questions and inquiries.

Professor & Chair Peter Eudenbach [peudenba@odu.edu] www.petereudenbach.com

Associate Professor Richard Nickel [rnickel@odu.edu]

Associate Professor John Roth [jroth@odu.edu]
www.johnrgroth.com

Social Media

You can also follow many of the activities and achievements of the program through our Instagram gallery.

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