Are you interested in a major that you can really get your hands on? Do you 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 and doing commissions for public and private entities. Studying sculpture at UNT prepares you for such a career as well as 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.
As a Sculpture major, you’ll be challenged conceptually and technically. Much of your time will be spent creating original works, but the curriculum also exposes you to all aspects of 3D art and the different media in which to work.
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. Scoular Hall and Oak Street Hall house additional classrooms and laboratories, as well as the Texas Fashion Collection and the Cora Stafford Art Gallery.
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 who are impacting communities worldwide. They will guide and encourage you to explore new directions in art, so you can become a well-rounded art professional.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. Scholarship information is available at art.unt.edu/scholarships.html.
A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings art majors who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Art and Design Community is at www.unt.edu/housing.
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.
You’ll need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Design’s admission requirements to be qualified as a pre-major. These requirements are in addition to the ones administered by the university.The college’s requirements are outlined at art.unt.edu/admission-requirements.html.
In addition to sculpture courses, you will complete courses in:
At the end of your sophomore year, sculpture faculty members will review a portfolio of your work to determine if you can continue in the program. Before graduation, usually during the last senior sculpture course, you must present your work to the faculty for a senior exit review.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.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. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you 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. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.