Sculpture


Your Future In Sculpture

Interested in a major that you can really get your hands on? Enjoy sculpting or constructing items out of various materials? If so, you should pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture at the University of North Texas.

Sculptors are often self-employed artists, showing and selling their works in museums and galleries. They also complete commissioned works for public and private entities. Studying sculpture at UNT prepares you for such a career and grooms you to pursue an advanced degree, which is needed if you want to teach in higher education.

Among our alumni is Jesús Moroles, a renowned granite sculptor and National Medal of Arts recipient.

What we offer

As a Sculpture major, you’ll be challenged conceptually and technically, and much of your time will be spent creating original works. However, the curriculum also exposes you to all aspects of 3-D art and the different media in which to work, including computer-based design for digital fabrication.

Our facilities include large, well-equipped studios, a foundry and indoor and outdoor studio space for stone sculpting, woodcarving, welding and casting. The Art Building includes classrooms, a computer lab, faculty offices, a workshop, the UNT Art Gallery and a visual resources library. Additional classrooms and laboratories, the Texas Fashion Collection and the Cora Stafford Gallery are housed in other buildings on campus.

There are opportunities to exhibit your work on campus and at local galleries. The university’s proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth also offers you a wealth of experiences and resources. To provide other insights and knowledge, we bring numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars to campus.

Sculpture faculty members are nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and scholars. They’ll guide and encourage you to explore new directions in art, so you can become a well-rounded artist.

Scholarships are available to help you pursue your education.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together art and design majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools and one of the best in the Southwest. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21; Reston, Va. 20190-5248; telephone 703-437-0700). This means the college meets or exceeds high standards of academic excellence.

What to expect

You’ll need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Design’s admission requirements to qualify as a pre-major. These requirements are in addition to the ones administered by the university. The college’s requirements are outlined in our catalog and on our website.

In addition to sculpture courses, you’ll complete courses in:

  • Art appreciation
  • Art history
  • Design
  • Drawing

At the end of your sophomore year, sculpture faculty members will review your portfolio to monitor your progress. Before graduation, usually during the last senior sculpture course, you must present your work as part of a senior exit review.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.