Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

Immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary and experimental approach to form and expression with Temple’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture​ from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This 126-credit BFA program challenges students to grow as artists, critical thinkers and problem-solvers by encouraging exploration with a diverse range of materials, media, processes and techniques.

Join a collaborative community that questions the boundaries of art making through intense study of theory, technical proficiency in studio practice, and practical knowledge of the ways in which technology can advance and uplift the discipline.

Engage in the contemporary practice of sculpture and gain the skills to pursue a range of pathways in the field of visual arts including

  • digital fabrication,
  • large-scale installation,
  • material and object-based practices,
  • performance,
  • sound, and
  • time-based media.

Develop technical proficiency in a range of techniques and methods including

  • digital fabrication,
  • metalworking,
  • robotics,
  • video editing,
  • woodworking and more.

Leverage the ample opportunities to exhibit work in Tyler’s many public exhibition spaces and through our online gallery STELLA. Sculpture Majors have access to a vibrant contemporary art scene in Philadelphia and nearby cities like New York and Washington, D.C.

Tyler School of Art and Architecture undergraduates become socially conscious practicing artists, find employment in a variety of industries as artists and professionals, and earn placements in top graduate programs.


All undergraduate first-year students at Tyler begin with a yearlong immersion in our foundations program. Foundations is a multidisciplinary curriculum through which students gain knowledge in essential concepts and theories; established principles and practices; and time-honored skills and techniques in the study of art, design and the built environment. Students develop a global understanding of artistic traditions and the role of art and design in society before choosing a major in their second year at Tyler.

In the art programs, including graphic and interactive design, students begin with focused study of drawing, 2D design and 3D design. They explore diverse materials, processes and perspectives—from the traditional and low-tech to the innovative and experimental. This bachelor's degree program is highly structured and intensive, and imparts fundamental studio practices for all visual art. Through the foundations coursework, students gain an academic grounding in the forms, techniques, styles, subjects and symbolism represented in art, architecture and design. Faculty members from across the art and design areas teach the foundations courses, assuring a broad range of experience and diverse viewpoints.

Learn more about the foundations program at Tyler.

Entrepreneurial Studies

In partnership with Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Tyler offers BFA students an entrepreneurial studies option for students who want to learn skills for entrepreneurship—from innovative thinking to how to start a business—as part of their art education. Program coursework is a focused and interdisciplinary blend of art, art history, business, entrepreneurship and other courses as well as open electives. The BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies gives students the skills needed for success as entrepreneurs in the studio discipline of their choice and the necessary preparation to pursue graduate studies in their studio discipline, entrepreneurship or related professions upon graduation.

Learn more about Entrepreneurial Studies at Tyler.

Classes & Curriculum

The Sculpture​ Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum is designed to prepare future artists through coursework in practice and theoretical approaches. All BFA students take the foundations program introductory courses to develop a thorough understanding of fundamental processes.

Advanced courses in the Sculpture Major stress the development of an individual idiom and preparation for the professional world. Students find aesthetic freedom that encourages personal experimentation and the exploration of visual concepts.

Coursework includes the following classes.

  • Digital Modeling and Fabrication
  • Hybrid Practices
  • Mold Making Technology
  • Sound Sculpture
  • Time-based Installation
  • Video and Sculpture Installation

Learn more about coursework for the Sculpture Major.


Related Graduate Degrees


You can focus on Sculpture or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Art Education
Two students bending on their knees work on a long textural sculpture on the ground.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Fine Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $24,960.00 per year
Out-of-state: $41,496.00 per year


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