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Sculpture BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

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Sculpture student

About the Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture attracts challenging, talented and curious students who thirst for exploring the edges of today’s art world. From day one, you will have access to an individual studio space. There, you’ll form your own path, drawing from time-honored techniques such as mold making, woodworking and welding, while also exploring a variety of other media such as video, performance, sound, installation, robotics and 3D digital modeling. 

We feature a highly flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum and encourage you to take a wide range of courses both across VCUarts and throughout the university. Through this variety of courses and opportunities like our New York internship class, far-reaching field trips, and engagement with visiting artists, you’ll interface with the community and professional artists who are defining the future of art.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Flexible Molds
  • MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting
  • Video Installation
  • 3D Scanning/Digital Fabrication
  • NYC Internship

Our alumni are:

  • Studio and performance artists
  • Curators and gallery directors
  • Fabricators for film and television
  • Product designers and prototype makers
  • Teachers, professors and community activists

art foundation

The Art Foundation program (AFO) is the required first year for all undergraduate programs in the visual art and design departments. It provides you with an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. AFO is designed to help you foster an enthusiasm for your work and the means to reflect analytically and critically. Completion of the Art Foundation Program is a prerequisite for entry into all visual arts and design departments: Art Education, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media.

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