Abstract sculpture from below with sky above



Sculpture courses are offered within within the Visual Arts (BA)

Students in sculpture classes create art that occupies three-dimensional space. Through shaping or combining materials – typically metal, stone, glass or wood; or plastic materials such as polymers or clay – students create work that ranges in scale from that which may be mounted on a pedestal to that which may be characterized as environmental. Contemporary sculpture has also come to include works incorporating light, sound and text, in addition to formed and found objects.

Our students work in a dedicated facility that supports use of all sculptural materials and techniques including carving, assembling, welding, molding, firing and casting. Students are encouraged to choose materials and techniques that give shape to deliberate concepts and well-developed ideas.

What You Will Study

Courses explore fundamental issues in sculpture, criticism and art history, as well as safe studio practices. Upper-level courses reinforce the foundation experience and focus on the student’s developing viewpoint about art and its relationship to his/her personal, cultural and historical reality.

Sculpture students at all levels are expected to think and work critically and commit themselves fully to the notion that art has importance in their lives. Sculpture is a provocative and rewarding profession/adventure, however demanding.

Curriculum Links

Curriculum requirements for studio programs, including course descriptions for sculpture, may be found through the links below:

Visual Arts (BA) Curriculum
About Studio Facilities

The Department of Art and Design occupies several buildings on campus, housing fully equipped studios for all art areas including printmaking. The printmaking studio remains open for individual use when classes are not in session, with technical assistants available to assist students during open studio hours.

Sculpture StudioAll Studio Facilities

About Student Work

Students studying sculpture produce work in a variety of materials intended for interior exhibition as well as for outdoor spaces.

Sculpture Student WorkStudent Work – All Programs

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Admission requirements for all programs may be found on the Department Admissions page