About the Sculpture Concentration in Studio Art
The Sculpture program supports traditional, experimental and transdisciplinary approaches to studio art practice through broadening students’ framework of understanding while increasing their capacity to think beyond convention. From found objects to large-scale public monuments, ancient ceremonial relics to immersive new media installations, the possibilities made available by such an expansive field are limitless.
Our program is led by an active and accomplished faculty and staff who instruct students on and through the technical skills, conceptual strategies, aesthetic presentation and formal issues of sculpture. Supplementing the classroom and studio experience, students are connected to internships, a strong visiting artist and scholar program and the Sculpture Collective, a student-run co-curricular organization. The Sculpture Collective sponsors visiting artist workshops, gallery exhibitions, student sales and travel to conferences.
In the studio, students gain technical skills including woodworking, welding, metal fabrication, mold-making, casting, digital fabrication, public art proposals and installation practice. We encourage and direct the development of the individual student through a process of creative inquiry, conceptualization, realization and critique. Students may choose to focus on object-making, performance, installation, video or public art.
Fun Fact: The late alumnus and sculptor Jesús Moroles (’78, B.F.A., Art) was the honoree of a 2008 National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given to artists by the President of the United States.
B.F.A in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture
As you graduate, you will have been empowered to develop a personal voice, a professional and creative practice, self-discipline, and cultural awareness. Students pursuing the B.F.A. complete a final portfolio of original, cohesive work.
M.F.A in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture
The M.F.A. program integrates creative research, contemporary theory, and practice culminating in a project in lieu-of-thesis exhibition. Please visit the Studio Art M.F.A. web page for more information.
Sculpture as a Minor
The Sculpture minor, listed in the UNT 2020-21 Catalog, is designed to encourage students from all areas of the university to explore working in this art form.
Currently enrolled undergraduate students: Contact the CVAD advisor listed for the first letter of your last name on the CVAD Advising webpage.
Department of Studio Art: 940-369-7671 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Art Building, Room 230
Image: Sculpture installation by Heather Hoskins, ('20, M.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture).