Department of Sculpture
Each year ten students are enrolled in the Department of Sculpture for the special degree and the courses are designed with an emphasis on teaching sculptural processes carving, modeling, or assembly while exposing students to international trends in the subject field.
This department has produced many talented sculptors including Tissa Ranasinghe. Most of the needs in the field of sculpture are fulfilled by the graduates from this department.
This institution was first established as a part of the Ceylon Technical College, Maradana under the Ministry of Education in 1893. In 1933, studies related to sculpture were conducted by Arts and Crafts Department of Ceylon Technical College.
From 13th March 1942 a new section was introduced for arts and crafts and teaching of subjects related to drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and photography were commenced.
On 08 -07-2008, this institution was established as the University of the Visual and Performing Arts and under the Faculty of Visual Arts, nine departments were established including the Department of Sculpture.
Senior Lecturer Sarath Gnanasiri was appointed as the first head of the department and Snr. Lec. Ranjith Liyanage, Dr. Manoranjana Herath and Snr. Lec. Upali Ananda were appointed for this position respectively. Currently, Lecturer Asela Dharmarathne is fulfilling his duties as the acting head of the department.
Two students, obtaining the first places of “shilpabhimani” art and craft compition 2018,2019.
Studio and material