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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

  • QS World University Rankings
    =112
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
The Sculpture program provides a sequenced studio approach to three-dimensional creation in a variety of materials and techniques that prepare students for lifelong learning as a professional artist. Through working from the figure and from observation, the backbone of the curriculum, students learn about medium, form, and content. Students begin with AR 121 Sculpture I, the prerequisite for all other sculpture courses, followed by AR 221 Sculpture II and either AR 222 Time Based Sculpture or AR 223 Installation, which are advanced studio courses. These are followed by required Junior and Senior Studios and a Senior Seminar, which prepare students for their thesis exhibition. Faculty members work with each student to strengthen his/her technical expertise while also expanding his/her conceptual ideas through personal reflection, investigative research and ambition. Additional electives (including Welding, Ceramics, Sculpture Techniques, and Glassblowing) are offered so that students can focus more intensely on specific mediums and areas of interest. Through the demonstration of techniques, materials, studio practices, and critiques, students begin to answer questions concerning conceptual content utilizing all the facilities at Boston University. The undergraduate Sculpture program benefits from cross-disciplinary engagement with the College of Engineering (specifically EPIC, the Engineering Product Innovation Center) and the expertise and collaboration with creative individuals in various 3-D fields. This, coupled with required liberal arts courses, develops a fertile learning environment and adheres to the University’s mission to promote academic distinction and student success in the visual arts. The Sculpture curriculum provides technical, theoretical, and practical courses that prepare students for a professional career, whether it be as a professional artist or in one of the many ancillary professions available to someone with a diverse background in three dimensions.