Students graduating with a BFA in sculpture should have:

  • Understanding of basic design principles with an emphasis on three-dimensional design, and the ability to apply these principles to a specific aesthetic intent. This includes functional knowledge of the traditions, conceptual modes, and evolutions of the discipline. The development of solutions to aesthetic and design problems should continue throughout the degree program.
  • Advanced abilities in drawing sufficient to support work in sculpture.
  • Understanding of the possibilities and limitations of various materials.
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of basic tools, techniques, and processes to work from concept to finished product.
  • Mastery in one or more sculptural media.
  • Functional knowledge of the history and theory of sculpture.
  • The preparation of sculpture using the broadest possible range of techniques and concepts.
  • Easy and regular access to appropriate materials and equipment, such as hand and power tools, foundry and welding equipment, plastic and resin facilities, and other technologies.
  • Regular opportunities to exhibit original work, which might culminate in the development of a senior exhibition.

Also refer to the Foundation Program: Student Learning Outcomes.