The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. All Sculpture majors must complete the BFA curriculum and General Education requirements.
- Students must earn a C- or better in Sculpture (PDS 2611 or PDS 2621) to enter the major.
- The eight required Junior/Senior courses and PDS 3596 must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements.
The faculty encourages taking sculpture courses in excess of the minimum required. These additional courses count towards required studio electives.
Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Sculpture
|or PDS 2621||Sculpture: Rome|
Students are encouraged to take Installation or Mold Making in the second semester of the sophomore year after Sophomore Sculpture.
Junior and Senior Requirements
|Select two of the following:||6|
|PDS Specialized Sculpture course (see list below)||3|
|PDS Specialized (see list below) or Advanced Sculpture courses 1||6|
|PDS 4611||Senior Sculpture||3|
|Select two Drawing courses from the following:||6|
or PDS 2321
|Advanced Drawing 2|
or PDS 3421
or PDS 4411
|Figure Drawing 2|
or PDS 3441
or PDS 4431
or PDS 4441
|PDS 3596||PDS Seminar (WI) 3||3|
Advanced Sculpture courses include specials topics in: Sound, Performance, Metal Fabrication and Robotics. These vary from semester to semester. More than the two required Advanced Sculpture courses are recommended in order to intensify creative development of sculptural practice.
These courses have a sophomore level prerequisite. Check the course descriptions for more details.
Students are advised to take the capstone in their Junior Year.
Specialized Sculpture Courses
|PDS 3521||Advanced Video||3|
|PDS 2521||Video Workshop||3|
|PDS 3731||Sculpture Techniques & Materials||3|
|PDS 2641||Mold-Making Technology||3|
|PDS 3641||Mold-Making Technology||3|
|PDS 2631||Figure Modeling||3|
|PDS 2633||Figure Modeling: Rome||3|
|PDS 3721||Public Art Projects||3|
|PDS 4582||Independent Study||1 to 3|
|PDS 4585||Field Internship 1||1 to 3|
It is possible to do Field Internships with alternative arts organizations and art fabrication companies in the Philadelphia area.