Contemporary sculpture is a broad and diverse field that includes object making, large-scale architectural installation, performance-based work, time-based work, and time-based media. 

The Sculpture Program provides the skills and concepts essential to creative growth. Courses are designed to integrate the development of technical skills with critical discourse and theory, and knowledge of contemporary sculpture. Tyler’s highly regarded Critical Dialogues series regularly brings nationally known artists, critics, and authors to campus to present their work, lead discussions and critique student pieces. Students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary projects, which mesh public art with video, sound, performance, installation, and digital imaging.

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  • BFA in Sculpture with Entrepreneurial Studies

    In partnership with the Fox School of Business at Temple, Tyler School of Art offers BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies for all BFA major disciplines. The BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies is a 126 credit degree program integrating the disciplin... More More about BFA in Sculpture with Entrepreneurial Studies

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    Dean Daderko is Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. His first exhibition at CAMH, It is what it is. Or is it? (2012), explored how contemporary artists have recast the readymade to address a variety of social, political, and temporal concerns as this artistic form nears its 100th anniversary. Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane (2013) brings together a selection of works made between 1965 and 2010 by two foundational performance artists with multidisciplinary practices working in New York and Paris respectively. His upcoming CAMH exhibitions include a solo exhibition of documentary work by LaToya Ruby Frazier, which will travel to the ICA Boston. Previously working as an independent curator based in New York, Daderko has mounted curatorial projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montreal, Canada; and Vilnius, Lithuania, among other locations. He has also organized programming for Art in General, Artists’ Space, The Kitchen, and Visual AIDS in New York. More

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