The MFA program in Sculpture is a rigorous program highly focused on the development of the individual in the context of the broad contemporary art world. This intimate program allows 2-3 graduate students at a time to facilitate intensive individualized attention for each student. The small scale of the program allows for the guarantee of a GTA position for a portion of the time each graduate student is enrolled and ample graduate studio space steps away from the main Sculpture studio. The MFA program in Sculpture challenges students to experiment, broaden their technical expertise, take risks, and develop a sophisticated body of work, grounded in sculptural practice, theory, and art history, while relevant and challenging to the contemporary work of today. To broaden the conversation, the Department of Art & Art History graduate curriculum includes a variety of seminar courses graduate students from all disciplines take together, fostering community and a cross-disciplinary dialogue.
The Sculpture studio is well equipped and recently updated. It contains a welding and metal working studio, a woodshop, wet materials room, carving room, foundry, and general use classroom as well as an extensive amount of smaller equipment and hand tools. In addition to the Sculpture studio facilities, the Department of Art & Art History has a large departmental woodshop and digital fabrication lab. Graduate students in Sculpture have 24-hour access to the Sculpture main studio and the Sculpture graduate studio.