About the Sculpture Concentration in Studio Art

Sculpture installation by Henry Thomas, Class of 2023

Students learn professional-level technical skills and expert solutions to aesthetic and design problems using clay, wax, metal, stone, fabric, wood or other sculpture media. Image courtesy of artist Henry Thomas.

The Sculpture concentration supports traditional, experimental and transdisciplinary approaches to studio art practice by broadening students' understanding framework 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.

The concentration in Sculpture 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 sculpture issues. 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, 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 current UNT Catalog, is designed to encourage students from all areas of the university to explore working in this art form.

Contact Information

Future undergraduate students: Apply to UNT; you will meet with an academic advisor during orientation. You also may contact CVAD Recruiter Kevin, for more information.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students: Contact a CVAD advisor on the CVAD Advising webpage.

Department of Studio Art: 940-369-7671 | | Art Building, Room 230

Image: Sculpture installation by Heather Hoskins, ('20, M.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture).