UMass Dartmouth Sculpture

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120 credits, four-year program of study

Fine Arts faculty are committed to helping students develop respect for learning and for the creative process, and to enable them to contribute to human culture with confidence and authority.

Students in the BFA Sculpture / 3D Studies program are exposed to a range of three-dimensional art making genres including object-making, non-objective abstraction, figurative sculpture, and site-based work. Students learn skills and processes including welding, woodworking, lost-wax bronze casting, clay, and plaster media, as well as less traditional multi-media, installation, and environmental work. In addition to the program's comprehensive technical foundation, equal emphasis is placed on each student's abilities to develop concepts and content.

The program provides educational field trips to galleries, museums, and artists' studios along with presentations by visiting artists and a lecture series. Students in Sculpture/3D Studies create a thesis body of work in their final year and explore employment opportunities and/or graduate studies.

Sculpture/3d Studies 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.