B.F.A. in Sculpture

Sculpture is an ever-expanding field of artistic study. This major is intended for students interested in conveying their ideas visually in modes ranging from object-making, spatial installations, public art and social practices, site-specific interventions, and many more approaches between and beyond.

Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of their artwork in the context of the contemporary world and with the help of a liberal arts grounding, they should explore the ways diverse influences can shape their ideas and visual language. Students learn the basics of working with 3D form and begin creating with materials that are easy to manipulate in the foundations courses. They will expand their material and technical knowledge by learning processes which include, working in wood, metal, fabric, plastic, clay, found materials and the environment.

Opportunities will be available to explore beyond the tangible processes of the sculpture studio to include elements such as light, sound, video, and interaction. With access to the on-campus ceramic and sculpture areas, the MakerSpace/Digital FabLab and Mac Lab, students get hands-on experience in a variety

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Why Choose This Degree?

A B.F.A. in Sculpture allows you to:

  • Strengthen your ability to express your ideas and creativity in 3D art mediums
  • Embark on your creative career as an artist and sculptor
  • Prepare you to pursue an MFA (Master’s of Fine Arts)
  • Build upon your knowledge and appreciation of art’s impact on the past and present

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

At Greensboro College, earning a B.F.A. in Sculpture means you’ll have unique opportunities to:

  • Explore and express your creativity under the direction and mentorship of encouraging faculty
  • Build your art portfolio and stay on track to pursue your career goals with one-on-one, personalized advising
  • Hone your 3D art-making skills in different mediums, including wood, metal, fabric, plastic, and clay
  • Have access to modern art facilities with sculpture areas and multi-purpose studios
  • Participate in creative service-learning projects and create impactful artwork that will move our Greensboro community

What Can I Do After Graduation?

With your B.F.A. in Sculpture, you can begin your career in several art-related creative industries, including: 

  • 3D Modeler
  • Craft and Fine Art
  • Curation and Museum Work
  • Furniture Design
  • Object/Product Design
  • Public Sculpture
  • Sculpting and Industrial Design
Joshua Fitzgerald photo

“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.