Undergraduate Overview

The undergraduate sculpture curriculum is designed to offer students a broad range of courses with a flexible set of sequences.

Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Curating & Editing your Final Portfolio

Tuesday, October 26, 5 p.m. CT

Join us to learn how select and curate the final body of work for your portfolio. 

The department offers a rigorous mix of conceptual, spatial, material, and process-based challenges through which students learn to understand, negotiate, and contribute to the changing cultural landscape. Students explore new media, emerging technologies, and installation in conjunction with traditional skills and media such as carving, welding, mold-making, and foundry work.

Beginning-level courses are recommended for all entering students. Students choosing to concentrate in sculpture are encouraged to follow a core curriculum within the department.

SCULP 4020 Advanced Sculptural Practices Studio culminates the undergraduate program and offers accomplished and committed undergraduate students studio space in which to work and learn in close consultation with two faculty advisors and in a small community of dedicated peers.

SCULP 4145 Sculptural Practices Seminar helps students position their own work aesthetically and practically, within the broad and evolving field of sculpture and to define and articulate their interests and goals for the future in anticipation of graduation. Faculty are available to advise students in determining a sequence and selection of courses suited to their individual concerns.