Advising for each semester is done during the previous semester. Students who are pre-portfolio should be advised by a professor in their intended area of concentration. Information about concentrations, including professors’ office hours, can be found in the Art Office.
Post-portfolio students must be advised by a professor in the student’s concentration.
It is the student’s responsibility to make an advising appointment.
When appearing for the advising appointment, the student should bring a current Degree Audit Report (DARS), a worksheet showing classes taken, and any other pertinent information.
Sculpture Portfolio Review
A grade of C or better in the following courses:
Art 101, Art 103, Art 295, Art History 172, Art History 173, Sculpture 241, and one other 200 level Sculpture course (242, 243, 245, or 246)
Students meet 3 times as a group with faculty in preparation for your individual review at the end of the semester. 3-5 faculty from the School of Art will participate in your final review. It will be your responsibility to prepare for an oral presentation of your work and ideas in the field of Sculpture. It is required that you complete the following items two weeks prior to the portfolio review date:
I. Transcript: Official UT document that includes attachments of transcripts from any other schools attended prior to UT. Submit this for review by Sculpture faculty before midterm.
II. Letter of Intent: A one-page, typed description of your interest in becoming a Sculpture major. Describe your professional and educational goals in relationship to Sculpture.
III. Artist’s Statement: A typed statement of your conceptual and material interests in Art, specifically Sculpture. Two drafts will be required, one at each of our group meetings.
IV. Sculpture Work: Your portfolio should include 6 finished pieces of Sculpture. You may show no more than 2 of these in slide format. These works must be properly presented and installed for the final review with the faculty. Select the pieces that best represent your abilities and strengths. You should be able to discuss these works in relationship to your statement.