Department of Art

Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education

BS/BA or BFA of Art + Design

Sculpture Concentration (BS/BA or BFA)

sculpture students working with metal and wood

The Sculpture concentration balances concept and process, building upon fundamental skills and ideas.  Students are introduced to virtually all art-making tools, materials, and processes. They gain experience with figure modeling, carving, plaster and bronze casting, wood fabrication and lamination. All forms of welded metals and experimental directions, including installation and performance art, are explored.  Skills and processes serve to support concepts and ideas.  Students are guided through a carefully orchestrated program that builds upon art history.  Students learn how art directions develop, how ideas about art and culture evolve, and how artists create aesthetic statements that manifest an understanding of concept and process.

The major learning outcomes of the sculpture program will be demonstrated through creative work and class discussion, as well as the following:

  1. technical skills in carving, modeling, casting, construction, and assemblage
  2. technical skills in with virtually all materials from which sculpture can be made, such as wood, metals, plastics, clay, plaster, and synthetics
  3. understanding of how challenging ideas can be presented through materials
  4. understanding of sculpture's role, historically and culturally


Students also are strongly encouraged to attend outside lectures, openings, and exhibitions, which further enhance their ability to produce successful artwork. Faculty and graduate students exhibit creative work, make their work accessible to their students, and serve as mentors to undergraduate students. Faculty exhibit with undergraduate students at times. Periodically, students compete with students from other art institutions in venues such as the Maryland Federation of Art Emerging Artist Exhibitions and the International Sculpture Center.

Students are encouraged to meet with their adviser to determine recommended course sequence based on individual needs and course availability.


sculpture details


Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2808
Fax: 410-704-2810


by Teal Quinn

For more examples of sculpture student work, visit our student portfolio.



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