BFA: SCULPTURE

MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY
In Kottayam

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Kottayam
Priyadarshini Hills P.O., 686560, Kerala, India
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Course programme

BFA: SCULPTURE

The Mahatma Gandhi University offers BFA: SCULPTURE course to its students. The course structure is designed in keeping with the competencies required to excel today. The Brief Structure for it is as follows:

Skills in English
Core course-I Nature Study-Drawing
Core course-II Life Study-Drawing
Core course-II Object Study-Painting
Core course-III Creative Painting
Core course-IV Creative Sculpture
Core course-V Calligraphy & Lettering
Core course-VI Graphics/ Craft
Complementary History of Art
Fundamentals of Visual Art

Life Study -Drawing - This is a continuation of the study in first year. Study human figure (full figure) in different angles, various actions with charcoal, pencil, pastels and ink. Concentrate on the quality of line and light and shade in a monochromatic way. Observe the expressions and body language of the model. Study male and female figures in different age groups. Make drawings of different types of people engaged in different activities in your sketch book. Try to draw the movements of the people.

Clay Modeling- Molding and Casting - Understanding the principles of modeling methods and techniques. Study human body parts in clay. Make body parts separately in three dimensional ways. Make relief of the head. Practice molding and casting in plaster and cement.

Creative Drawing- Practice creative drawing as a subject in its own right paying attention to compositional qualities. Subject may also use their sketch book exercises as a reference.

Creative Sculpture - Make composition with figures and forms. Works should be creative and innovative. Keep the qualities of compositional values, forms, utilization of space, movement and volume. Use the mediums like clay, plaster, cement, fiber, wood, stone, terracotta, bronze, iron etc. Try to understand the difference and usage of various media, and qualities. Study the Masters' Sculptures from various periods and discuss them.

Students may create works in relief adopting various materials (Mosaics, Terracotta Tiles, Sand Casting, Found Objects etc.) and modes of execution and expression.

Craft - Opt any one of the following.

(a) Wood craft.

(b) Metal craft.

Introduce the techniques of craft in wood and metal. Understand both media. Students have to make relief works and useful art objects in wood or metal. This may help the students develop their design sense, forms and three dimensions.

Mahatma Gandhi University, always in the forefront of the higher education sector of Kerala, is now restructuring the study Programmes.The revised structure and content of these courses intend to attain new heights and horizons of knowledge emerging in the various phases of life. This new and meaningful changes gives emphasis on student choice and self-learning. Choice based credit semester system is the main feature of the new system. This new system will provide ample space for qualitative transformation from the existing system.


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