The desire to form and the sense of adding artistic forms to the life practices of mankind is always a lively and dynamic phenomenon in the artistic ages and trends and understandings. Art and design carries itself to the body without limitation of space or time are observed in all art history. It can be said that the aesthetic values and judgments that art is transformed into production and consumption are reduced to a simple liking, and the desire and efforts of making artistic interaction mass and popular in our age are increasing. The need to become closer to art in urban life, where the daily life of people is increasingly parsed by routines. People are looking for ways to make art contact with people in outdoors as well as interior spaces. Sculpture art should be seen very important at this point. Instead of monuments of the past, more areas are allocated to statues in public spaces in parks and city spaces today. The art of sculpture has to show the search for a more dynamic and qualitative identity than ever before.
Ondokuz Mayıs University, Facult of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture aims to be one of the outstanding departments of our city's region and country in this area. Considering the needs of the region and the student potentials, the needs that can be expanded will be raised. The sculpture department is the source of communication and interaction with the new style language and understanding of the methods and materials of traditional and contemporary concepts. Sculpture works that have the accessible and shared characteristics of art are important in the space and perception of creating new visual identity and influence.
The aim of the Department of Sculpture is to educate artists primarily. The aim of this course is to train sculptors who have technical and intellectual skills to express themselves by using all kinds of expressive language in an educational program that reveals the creative identity of the inquirer researcher.
Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture education-teaching process consists of eight (8) semesters. In the first and second semester, students take courses on basic design and common theoretical courses. From the second semester to the eighth semester, a total of six semester sculpture studio courses are mainly given. In addition, other materials of sculpture art are supported by studio courses related to technical and technological content. In the second and third year, in addition to the theoretical courses taken, elective theoretical and practical courses are given. In the last year, the student focuses on exhibitions and especially on graduation project activities as performance of artistic maturation. The graduates of the Department of Sculpture will be able to demonstrate and demonstrate critical approaches to art works such as awareness of art history, general culture and knowledge of field, social and communication skills, self-confidence, and ability to have national and international representation skills. In addition, domestic educational research trips are organized to support students ' artistic development.