Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

Sculpture

C.T. Jasper, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building
Room 130
215-777-9155
ctom@temple.edu

The Sculpture Program provides the skills and concepts essential to creative growth. Courses are designed to integrate the development of technical skills with critical discourse and theory, and knowledge of contemporary sculpture. Students are encouraged to explore a broad range of sculptural strategies through studio courses including installation, sound, video, robotics, public art, and wood and metal fabrication. All courses provide intensive studio experience and intense critical dialogue combined with exhibition opportunities and field trips. The sculpture area includes a metal shop, wood shop, plaster and mold making facilities, a small sound studio and individual studios for undergraduate majors and for graduate sculpture students.

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
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
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
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Digital Drawing
Video Workshop
Rome Sketchbook
Advanced Drawing 2
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing
Figure Drawing 2
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Interactive Projects
Capstone
PDS 3596PDS Seminar (WI) 33
 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

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
FDPR 1511Foundation Drawing13
FDPR 15212D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15313D Foundation Principles/W3
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
ARTH 1155 or 1955Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 13003
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
FDPR 1512Foundation Drawing3
FDPR 15222D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15323D Foundation Principles/C3
FDPR 1502Investigations of Art and Design1
ARTH 1156 or 1956Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century13
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
PDS 2611Sculpture23
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
PDS 3611 or 3621Advanced Sculpture3
PDS Specialized Sculpture3
PDS 3596PDS Seminar [WI] (Capstone)3
Art History Elective34
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
PDS 3612 or 3622Advanced Sculpture3
PDS Drawing43
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Art History Elective (WI)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
PDS 4611Senior Sculpture3
PDS Drawing43
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Non-Studio Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
PDS Specialized or Advanced Sculpture3
PDS Specialized or Advanced Sculpture3
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Open Elective33
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 126

Please Note:  An approved study abroad program waives the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement; however, these credits must be made up with academic coursework taken outside of Tyler departments to be in compliance with BFA accreditation. Sculpture majors interested in studying abroad may elect to study abroad for a semester or attend a summer program. Please see an academic advisor for more details.