Department of Art & Art History


Undergraduate sculpture courses allow students to investigate the material, social, and experiential world through a range of artmaking methods that link form and meaning. Students develop a strong knowledge of fabrication processes in traditional and non-traditional media including wood, metal, plaster, clay, plastic, resin, fabric, and found object. Students in upper-division courses investigate contemporary forms of practice including installation art, sound art, performance art, site-specific art, new media, interdisciplinary strategies, socially engaged art, and more. Students at all levels develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills as they learn to bring concepts and ideas to fruition in visual media.

Students are supported by faculty and studio technicians with a breadth of expertise and experience. The sculpture program provides students the opportunity to explore all manners of visual expression as they contribute to the evolving critical discourse in the field.

CSU Chico Fine Arts students collaborate with visiting artist Gyöngy Laky (PDF)

Our Art Studio students and faculty at work