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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Break the mold and carve out your own future.
The Sculpture program supports traditional, experimental and transdisciplinary approaches to studio art practice through broadening students' framework of understanding while increasing their capacity to think beyond convention. From found objects to large-scale public monuments, ancient ceremonial relics to immersive new media installations, the possibilities made available by such an expansive field are limitless.

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Why Earn a Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in Sculpture?

Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture complete a final portfolio of original, cohesive work. As you graduate, you will have been empowered to develop a personal voice, a professional and creative practice, self-discipline, and cultural awareness.

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.

In the studio, students gain technical skills including woodworking, welding, metal fabrication, mold-making, casting, digital fabrication, public art proposals and installation practice. We encourage and direct the development of the individual student through a process of creative inquiry, conceptualization, realization and critique. Students may choose to focus on object-making, performance, installation, video or public art.

Marketable Skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Adapting techniques
  • Autonomous working
  • Oral and written communication
  • Multiple approach assessment

Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in Sculpture Highlights

Sculpture faculty members are nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and scholars.
Supplementing the classroom and studio experience, students are connected to internships and a strong visiting artist and scholar program.
Our facilities include large, well-equipped studios for woodworking, metal fabrication, mold-making casting, digital fabrication, soft sculpture, an outdoor workspace and an experimental project space.
A Living-Learning Community brings together art and design majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
UNT's proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth offers you a wealth of experiences and resources, and there are opportunities to exhibit your work on campus and at local galleries.
One of the nation's most comprehensive visual arts schools and one of the best in the Southwest, the College of Visual Arts and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, which means the college meets or exceeds high standards of academic excellence.

What Can You Do With a Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in Sculpture?

Education – students are prepared to enter higher education programs such as a graduate sculpture or studio art program. Graduates may instruct private lessons or public workshops and classes at local arts organizations, community centers, galleries or studios.

Fine Artist and Freelance – create public art installations and commissioned work for various businesses and corporations, craft markets, arts organizations, or private collectors. Sculpture artists typically are freelance, working in their studios and selling their art to collectors and galleries.

Commercial Work – digital sculptor/prop maker, designer/fabricator, exhibition designer, art handler/installer.

Other Areas –sculpture or woodshop studio technician.

Studio Art Degree with a Concentration in Sculpture Courses You Could Take

Beginning Sculpture: Digital Methods (3 hrs)
An introduction to the concepts and processes involved in the production of sculptural objects, with an emphasis on basic digital fabrication tools and techniques such as 3D modeling, scanning and printing, CNC routing and CNC plasma cutting.
Intermediate Sculpture: Rotating Topics (3 hrs)
Topics vary each semester. This course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of methods, materials, sources, concepts and dialogue related to the discipline of sculpture.
Intermediate Sculpture: Multiples and Monuments (3 hrs)
This course builds upon the fundamental principles of mold-making and casting learned in Beginning Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture: Installation Art (3 hrs)
An investigation of form and space and the ability for art to transform environmental and architectural sites.
Intermediate Sculpture: Art in Public (3 hrs)
An exploration of the many ways that art can exist in public spaces, from temporary interventions to formal proposal-based projects.
Beginning Sculpture: Traditional Methods (3 hrs)
An introduction to the concepts and processes involved in the production of sculptural objects, with an emphasis on the tools, materials and techniques used in basic woodworking, metal fabrication, mold-making and casting techniques.

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