As part of a cross-disciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, the Sculpture/Ceramics concentration offers experience in multidimensional art making, including the creation of functional forms, sculptural objects and installations, as well as projects involving site specificity, community engagement and performance art. Through material and conceptual investigations this professional program offers study in new and traditional media. You will learn to use a wide variety of tools and techniques in our fully equipped woodworking, metalworking, digital sculpture, mold making and casting, and ceramics studios. The curriculum balances design and craft with historical and theoretical discussions that engage your creative practice in the context of contemporary culture and society.

BFA Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 total degree credits are required for a BFA degree. Within the 120 total credits a minimum of 66 must be studio art credits, with 30 of the 66 credits at the 3000/4000 level.


Studio Art Credits



Art History Credits



General Education Requirements & Electives

Suggested Sequence of Study

Suggested Sequences of Study for BFA concentrations are only samples/suggested course schedules. Requirements are subject to change and may vary based on catalog year, curriculum changes and course availability.

First Year

Semester 1
ART1010/Studio Concepts /3cr.
ART1020/Criticism & Interpretation /3cr.
ART1030/Drawing 1 /3cr.
Art History 1000/Content Area 1 /3cr.
English 1010/1011 /4cr.
Total Credits /16

Semester 2
ART1040/Drawing 1 /3cr.
ART2610/Basic Studio Sculpture /3cr.
ART2310, 2410, or 2510 /3cr.
Content Area 2 /3cr.
Content Area 3 /3–4cr.
Total Credits /15–16

Second Year

Semester 3
ART2010/Life Drawing /3cr.
ART2310, 2410, or 2510 /3cr.
ART3000L Sculpture/Ceramics* /3cr.
Content Area 3 (Lab) /3cr.
Content Area 4 /4cr.
Total Credits /16cr.

Semester 4
ART2310, 2410, or 2510 /3cr.
ART3000L Sculpture/Ceramics* /3cr.
Studio Art Elective (ART2011) /3cr.
Content Area 1 /3cr.
Content Area 4 /3cr.
Total Credits /15cr.

Third Year

Semester 5
ART3000L Sculpture/Ceramics* /3cr.
Studio Art Elective /3cr.
Studio Art Elective /3cr.
Art History 1000/2000 or 3000/4000 /3cr.
Math/Stats Q /3cr.
Total Credits /15cr.

Semester 6
ART3000L Sculpture/Ceramics* /3cr.
Studio Art 3000/4000L Elective /3cr.
Studio Art 3000/4000L Elective /3cr.
Art History 3000/4000W Elective /3cr.
Content Area 2 /3cr.
Total Credits /15cr.

Fourth Year

Semester 7
ART3901 Advanced Studio Projects /3cr.
ART3000 Sculpture/Ceramics* (ART3660/3999) /3cr.
Art History 3000/4000 /3cr.
Elective /3cr.
Elective /3cr.
Total Credits /15cr.

Semester 8
ART4901 Senior Project /3cr.
Studio Art 3000/4000L Elective (ART3999) /3cr.
Elective /3cr.
Elective /3cr.
Elective /3cr.
Total Credits /15cr.

Minimum 15 credits of 3000L
Sculpture/Ceramics Requirements may include:
ART3605 Ceramics: Materials & Methods
ART3610# Ceramics: Vessel Construction
ART3615# Ceramics: Wheel Work
ART3620# Ceramics: Sculptural Approaches
ART3625# Ceramics: Surface Engagement
ART3630# Sculpture: Wood
ART3640# Sculpture: Metal
ART3650# Sculpture: Mold Making & Casting
ART3655# Ceramics: Mold Making & Casting
ART3660 Sculpture Seminar
ART3670# Sculpture: Digital Tools

Studio Art 3000/4000L Electives may include:
Art 3999 / Concentration Independent Study
Art 3993 / Art Foreign Study (ISI Florence)

#May be repeated up to 9 credits

BA Degree

Students pursuing a BA in Studio Art are not required to declare a concentration, and therefore follow a more general Plan of Study.

BFA & BA Student Work in Sculpture/Ceramics


Sculpture/Ceramics Instagram

New Variable Topic Course: Ceramics: Clay and Glaze Formulation in full swing - batching Lab #3 to test how Silica and Alumina levels impact a glaze ...