Sculpture Vilnius Faculty, Bachelor’s Study Programme
The aim of the Sculpture Study Programme is to educate installation, performance, and media artists able to participate in the processes of contemporary art.
Those enrolling in the studies must have a talent for artistic work, educated, observant, artistically sensitive to their surroundings, dedicated to their creative work. Having basic general knowledge of the arts is desirable, but it is much more important to take an interest in the processes of contemporary art and to be willing to participate in them. During the studies, media art creative traineeships take place, students are taught innovative use of traditional techniques in the area of contemporary art. Students analyse the methods, trends, and origins of contemporary art.
The studies are based on the search for solutions to the individual issues of each student; art theory is being closely related to creative practices. Among the teachers, there are known Lithuanian artists, as well as theoreticians and practising artists from abroad.
During the studies, research skills in the field of art are developed, students are taught communication, organisational skills, social responsibility, collaboration with contemporary art centres and other institutions of art dissemination takes place.
Sculptors with the Bachelor’s degree qualification are able to independently define their field of interest, professionally create contemporary artworks, sculptures, and objects for public spaces, create installations in specific locations, conduct performances, create light, sound, and media creations, as well as to continue their education in Master’s degree studies.
Head of the programme Prof. Petras Mazūras Phone (8 5) 2105438
Sculpture Department focuses its training programme on sculpture / spatial art studies in the context of contemporary art processes. Its purpose is to prepare contemporary artist who can participate in these processes individually and respond to issues of public life. Teachers of the Department have different experiences, they represent different approaches to creation of sculpture / spatial art. Main attitude of the Department is that the variety of artistic approaches and methods of production should be a fundamental principle of the study programme, while still maintaining the research nature of process. This attitude is closely associated with basically individual work with the student. This should be understood as the personal attention to each student's creative needs, abilities, regardless of the chosen form of creative outlets as well as attention to development of each individual.
All joined study process already have some reasonable initial preparedness, which, however, differs in levels as well as aspirations. Therefore, each of the teachers adapts / modifies both basic studies and other programmes for each student individually. Horizontal type of learning is considered the fundamental attitude the Department, so the student has the opportunity and is even encouraged to work with various teachers in order to be familiar with a number of programmes, approaches or methods. The Department believes that it is important for the maturity of the individual.