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Sculpture, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

Special requirements

Successful completion of the Art Foundation curriculum is required before continuing in the Department of Sculpture and Extended Media.

The art education program is an approved teacher preparation program that complies with the professional standards of the Virginia Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is further accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. All of these agencies assure the highest professional program standards. Graduates of the program are eligible for Virginia teacher license to teach art in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Degree requirements for Sculpture, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

Learning outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:

  • Students will be proficient in the use of equipment, techniques and resources.
  • Students will be able to participate in dialogue of contemporary art.
  • Students will be able to utilize professional practices in the field of the arts.
General Education requirements Credits
University Core Education Curriculum (minimum 21 credits)
UNIV 111 Focused Inquiry I 3
UNIV 112 Focused Inquiry II 3
UNIV 200 Inquiry and the Craft of Argument 3
Approved humanities/fine arts 3
Approved natural/physical sciences 3-4
Approved quantitative literacy 3-4
Approved social/behavioral sciences 3-4
Additional School of the Arts requirements (9 credits)  
ARTH 103, ARTH 104 Survey of Western Art 6
Literature (300-level or higher ENGL course) 3
Collateral requirements (26 credits)  
Art Foundation Program  
ARTF 131 Drawing Studio 3
ARTF 132 Surface Research 3
ARTF 133 Space Research 3
ARTF 134 Time Studio 3
ARTF 139 Project 2
Art history (200-level) 3
Art history (300-level or above) 6
ENGL 215 Contextual Analysis 3
Major requirements (50 credits)  
SCPT 211 Basic Sculpture I 4
SCPT 212 Basic Sculpture II 4
SCPT 215 Sophomore Seminar 2
SCPT 311, 312 Intermediate Sculpture 8
SCPT 411, 412 Advanced Sculpture 8
SCPT 415 Senior Seminar 2
Directed sculpture elective 4
Directed upper-level SCPT course 4
Non-SCPT studio elective (200-level or higher from COAR, CRAF, DANC, FASH, GDES, IDES, KINE, APPM/MHIS/MUSC, PAPR, PHTO, THEA) 14
Total 120

Directed sculpture electives

SCPT 290 Concepts and Issues
SCPT 321 Figure Modeling
SCPT 322 Flexible Molds
SCPT 323 Foundry
SCPT 324 Robotics for Sculpture
SCPT 480 Critical Issues
SCPT 491 Topics in Sculpture
SCPT 591 Topics in Sculpture

Directed upper-level sculpture courses

SCPT 323 Foundry
SCPT 324 Robotics for Sculpture
SCPT 411 Advanced Sculpture
SCPT 412 Advanced Sculpture
SCPT 417 Seminar in Contemporary Sculpture
SCPT 480 Critical Issues

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