Degree Requirements

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

Sophomore Prerequisite

PDS 2611Sculpture3
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 3611
Advanced Sculpture
PDS 3612
Advanced Sculpture
PDS 3621
Advanced Sculpture
PDS 3622
Advanced Sculpture
PDS Specialized Sculpture course (see list below)3
PDS Specialized (see list below) or Advanced Sculpture courses 16
PDS 4611Senior Sculpture3
Select two Drawing courses from the following:6
PDS 2311
Intermediate Drawing
or PDS 2321
Intermediate Drawing
PDS 2341
Digital Drawing
PDS 2521
Video Workshop
PDS 3351
Rome Sketchbook
PDS 3411
Advanced Drawing 2
or PDS 3421
Advanced Drawing
or PDS 4411
Advanced Drawing
PDS 3431
Figure Drawing 2
or PDS 3441
Figure Drawing
or PDS 4431
Figure Drawing
or PDS 4441
Figure Drawing
PDS 3451
Interactive Projects
PDS 3596PDS Seminar (WI) 33

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 2632Installation3
PDS 3631Installation3
PDS 3521Advanced Video3
PDS 2521Video Workshop3
PDS 3731Sculpture Techniques & Materials3
PDS 2641Mold-Making Technology3
PDS 3641Mold-Making Technology3
PDS 2631Figure Modeling3
PDS 2633Figure Modeling: Rome3
PDS 3721Public Art Projects3
PDS 4582Independent Study1 to 3
PDS 4585Field Internship 11 to 3

It is possible to do Field Internships with alternative arts organizations and art fabrication companies in the Philadelphia area.