Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

3 years
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Refine your sculpting skills and gain an elevated understanding of the practice.
This broad and intensive terminal degree experience focuses on intellectual and creative growth, fostering the students' practice and preparing them for a lifetime of accomplishment and meaningful contribution as culture creators. The program frames the individual needs of each student through the development of conceptual, aesthetic, and technical skills.

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Why Earn a Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Sculpture?

The Studio Art M.F.A. program integrates creative research, contemporary theory, and studio practice culminating in a solo exhibition.

While in the College of Visual Arts and Design, students participate in ideas and methodologies across disciplines while engaging in the critical practice of the fine arts. Housed in a world-class Tier 1 research institution, CVAD is a short drive from the vibrant cultural capitals of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Our graduate programs are led by engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research. The studio art faculty are passionate and work to ensure that students realize their potential. We are proud of the diverse means of research modes and art-making processes in our program and the many successes of our M.F.A. graduates who make their impact through creative inquiry, scholarship and innovation. Our M.F.A. students are passionate, skilled, dedicated and have a unique vision.

Marketable Skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Advanced craftsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • Advanced oral and written communication
  • Advanced multiple approach assessment

Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Sculpture Highlights

Our students regularly show their work in professional galleries and win awards at regional and national competitions.
Studio Art faculty members are productive, accomplished and dedicated to quality teaching and service.
Visiting artists, scholars and critics are an integral part of our program’s pedagogy giving you direct exposure to national and internationally known artists and scholars through lectures, private studio visits, critiques and seminars.
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.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our M.F.A. degree program among the nation's best.

What Can You Do With a Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Sculpture?

This degree will prepare graduates for diverse career pathways in education, museum work, commercial industries, and the arts.

Employment opportunities include being hired as a professor, lecturer, or technician at a college or university; a general art teacher in elementary and high schools; or a workshop leader.

Fine artists may maintain a professional studio practice and produce exhibitions and public art installations in settings such as airports, public parks and metropolitan areas.

Work may be commissioned by individual collectors, businesses, arts organizations and government organizations.

Graduates may be self-employed business owners or work for manufacturers or large-scale studios.

Additional employment opportunities include artwork restoration, the production of models for film, set design, digital sculpture/prop making, fabrication, exhibition design, art handling and gallery installation.

Overall employment of fine artists is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Sculpture Courses You Could Take

Seminar in University Art Teaching (3 hrs)
Study of problems unique to university art faculty; professional practices in various fields of art teaching.
Praxis: Rotating Topics (3 hrs)
Readings, discussion and/or studio exploration of various art issues. Praxis graduate seminars are intensive topical or single discipline-based courses which encourage innovation, the development of a new method, idea and results. Seminars vary in structure offering a blend of reading/writing/presentation/discussion and studio practice/group critique.
Professional Practices for the Studio Artist (3 hrs)
Introduces and examines a wide range of strategies for developing a professional practice as a working visual artist.
M.F.A. Project In Lieu of Thesis Research (3 hrs)
Art research and practice for creative project in lieu of thesis. Typically taken with project in lieu of thesis supervisory committee chair in consultation with the supervisory committee.
M.F.A. Project in Lieu of Thesis (3 hrs)
Art research and practice for creative project. Students present project as an exhibition, oral defense, project report, artist statement, portfolio of outcomes.
Topics in Studio Art (3 hr)
Variable topics course designed to explore concepts and processes in art-making that go beyond the normal curricular parameters of traditional studio disciplines.

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