CVPA FIne Arts Sculpture

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120 credits, four-year program of study

Fine Arts Department:

The BFA in Fine Arts is a comprehensive and dynamic, studio-based 120-unit degree that prepares students for productive, creative lives and careers in the visual arts. An Art School (CVPA) embedded within a University setting is a unique opportunity for art students to develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity and gain exposure to fields across campus such as Business, Engineering and Medical fields. Active artistfaculty offer individualized instruction emphasizing the development of each student’s visual voice. The BFA in Fine Arts could lead toward graduate study or graduates may directly enter Art, Media and Design professions. Faculty led field trips to regional and metropolitan art venues, a visiting artist program, opportunities for study abroad, and regular exposure to exhibitions in our College Galleries enhance the studio-based study. Fine Art students participate in numerous exhibitions of their work throughout their education that culminates into a Capstone BFA Exhibition in a professional museum or gallery setting.

Sculpture Option:

Sculpture students gain experience in a broad spectrum of 3D art making approaches and genres through focused, disciplined studio practice. A progressive and forward-thinking curriculum builds from a foundational skill set (such as welding, woodworking, mold-making and casting) through advanced coursework examining Materiality, Culture, Extended Media, installation, Public Art and Social Thought. Exploration and invention are the cornerstones of the sculpture option.

Sculpture curriculum guide 2016-17 (PDF)

Requirements for Admission

All applicants must meet portfolio requirements as an element in the department's admission decision. Additional materials may be required. All applicants must also follow UMass Dartmouth admissions procedures detailed in the University Catalogue.