Contemporary artists are increasingly transcending the traditional boundaries of a single medium in the expression of their creative ideas. In keeping with this contemporary trend, the degree in Three-Dimensional Studies (3D Studies) allows students a flexible, in-depth program that fosters the individual's originality and creativity. The 3D Studies program provides a curriculum enabling the student to master traditional and contemporary techniques in ceramics, glass, jewelry/metals and sculpture, while providing the student freedom to specialize or to diversify coursework, depending upon their individual artistic interests.
Created to unify and strengthen the former areas of ceramics, glass, jewelry/metalsmithing and sculpture, the 3D Studies program combines them into a single academic structure. Flexibility exists within this new program for students to concentrate their research within a given area, for example, ceramics or jewelry, or to explore the creative potential in multiple concentrations.