Sculpture

View our gallery of student work from the graduate Sculpture program.

In the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Sculpture, students are encouraged to explore personal expression through a variety of media and diverse stylistic forms. Work ranges from intense observation to imagination and invention, and reflects various philosophical and artistic points of view. Graduate sculptors work closely with the sculpture faculty while sharing seminars and visiting artist lectures with the graduate painters. Graduate sculptors are allotted private studios in close proximity to other graduate students in sculpture and painting, allowing for a fruitful dialogue.

For graduate admission information, please go here.

Curriculum

Frequent individual and group critiques are essential components of the curriculum. During the two-year course of study, faculty members offer weekly critiques. Seminar courses focus on group artistic interactions and discussions. Under the guidance of the sculpture faculty, each student determines and develops a thesis project that is presented in a master’s thesis exhibition.

The sculpture faculty is experienced in working with the figure. Facilities for modeling, wood and stone carving, plaster casting, and welding are available. A sculpture technician works with the faculty and students to assist in translation, process, and technique.

Two-Year Outline of Study

Graduate Sculpture: 36 cr
Graduate Seminar/Discussion: 12 cr
Liberal Arts Elective: 4 cr
Art or General Electives: 8 cr
Total: 60 cr

Address and Contact Information

Boston University School of Visual Arts 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 552, Boston, MA 02215; arts@bu.edu; (617) 353-3371.