Sculpture (BFA in Fine Arts)
At UArts, you'll learn from faculty who are skilled working artists, in a city with more outdoor works of art than any other city in North America: Philadelphia is an aspiring sculptor’s extended classroom. The vibrant gallery scene, artists' cooperatives and many museums showcase the work of national, international and local artists.
UArts' Sculpture program is a concentration in our Bachelor of Fine Arts program, so while you'll be immersed in study in the study of sculpture, you'll also have the opportunity to study multiple disciplines and collaborate with students in other programs.
Our Sculpture facilities are comprehensive and include air tools for carving, a foundry for bronze and aluminum casting, a wood and fabricating shop, a complete metal shop for forging and welding, and a mold-making shop and a studio for figurative study.
Catch a behind-the-scenes view of the Sculpture emphasis in the Fine Arts program. Through research, studio experimentation, artistic invention and daily practice, you’ll hone your skills necessary to fulfill your artistic vision.
In the Fine Arts major, you'll study under a variety of talented practicing artists: from sculptors to painters to photographers and more.
In Sculpture, our curriculum is based on research, studio experimentation, artistic invention and daily practice. Your personal vision and innovation will anchor the development of your work. In Sculpture, you will be prepared to make significant cultural contributions for gallery and museum exhibitions, public spaces and diverse communities.
Students who complete the Fine Arts Major with an emphasis in Sculpture will:
Demonstrate independent, creative problem solving and original thinking through the development of a distinct and personal approach to art making informed by contemporary issues and historical precedents.
Demonstrate critical and conceptual development through research and analysis, applying readings, theories and methodologies toward the production of critically informed artworks.
Acquire and demonstrate the professional skills needed to be successful as practicing artists, entrepreneurs, and productive citizens, including further study at the graduate level.
Effectively communicate, orally and in writing, the thoughts behind their choices and decisions concerning content and strategies.
Demonstrate proficiency in a number of advanced techniques in their individual studio practice, including a deep familiarity with materials and processes.
Drawing: Objects & Space
Drawing: Natural Forms & The Human Figure
Found & Fabricated
Sculpture Studio I: Fabrication
Sculpture Studio II: Perception
Sculpture & the Body
Installation: Immersive Environments
Fine Arts Thesis Groundwork
The Artist’s Manifesto
Fine Arts Thesis Studio
The structure of this curriculum educates the Fine Arts student in an environment that allows for either deep study in a single discipline or the option of commingling multiple disciplines. It deepens the student’s cultural and intellectual understanding of the world around them, and prepares them to contribute to the field of sculpture at a high level after graduation.
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