Sculpture, BFA

Alan Mette
143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody, Champaign
PH: (217) 333-0855

The curriculum in sculpture requires 122 credit hours and provides a broad experience of 2D, 3D, and 4D methods as applicable to the making of sculptural forms. Installation and other modes of object-based arts practice, including the use of traditional and contemporary methods and concepts, are explored. Through independent and immersive studio practice,  students are encouraged to experience a wide range of materials, techniques, methods, and styles.

Contact: Mark Avery
Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
School Office: 140 Art and Design Building, Champaign, 333-6632,

Students in the School of Art and Design must complete the Campus General Education requirements. Some Art and Design courses will also apply toward the General Education requirements

A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.

Sculpture Requirements

ARTS 252Making and Meaning3
ARTS 381Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS 392Current Art Issues Seminar3
ARTS 350Intermediate Studio I4
ARTS 351Intermediate Studio II4
ARTS 450Advanced Studio I4
ARTS 451Advanced Studio II4
Total Hours25

Sculpture Electives

Select two of the following:6
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Painting
Advanced Sculpture
Art in Context
Total Hours6

Art Foundation

ARTF 101Contemporary Issues in Art2
ARTE 101Art, Design, and Society2
Drawing Course 13
Course in the 2D Category 23
ARTS 280Beginning Sculpture3
Course in the 4D Category 33
Total Hours16

Art History

ARTH 110Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture3
Advanced Art History (200-level or above) 9
Total Hours12


Art + Design electives (art + design courses not in sculpture requirements or used as sculpture electives)18
Open electives as needed to total 122 hour degree