Sculpture, BA, MA, MFA

Sculpture at the University of Dallas, although not materially specific, revolves around the realization of ideas through material manipulation. With studio space connected directly to well-equipped shops, students are provided with the means to develop a command of a chosen medium and produce professional works of art ready for display.


Sculpture, BA

Undergraduate students of sculpture at the University of Dallas study three-dimensional expression through a variety of contemporary approaches. Both practical and conceptual growth of self-expression takes place through the direct use of diverse sculptural materials and techniques, including bronze, fabricated metal, stone, wood and found objects.

sculptureBasic Requirements

A total of 46 credits are required, including 14 art core credits consisting of Basic Drawing I & II, 2D & 3D Design, and History of Art & Architecture I & II. Students are also required to take two beginning studios in their sophomore year, preferably one in a 2D and one in a 3D discipline. It is recommended that art majors take Aesthetics as an elective and seek appropriate electives in other departments. During the students’ junior and senior years they will concentrate on their chosen discipline. Seniors will also participate in two semesters of Senior Seminar (one credit per semester). Satisfactory completion of the Senior Exhibition and the Art History Comprehensive Examination is required.


Comprehensive Examination

In the second semester of the junior year the work of the student is reviewed by the entire art faculty. A second review occurs in the first senior semester, followed by a final review in the last semester prior to the presentation of the senior capstone project, a solo exhibition held on campus. It must contain work completed predominantly during the Senior Studio course. The exhibition — selected, designed and constructed by the student — is judged by the faculty in an oral examination. In the senior year all art majors must also pass an art history comprehensive exam.

Sculpture Course Sequence

Sculpture Course Sequence follows the Art Core.

Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Art 3343, Intermediate Sculpture I 3 Art 3344, Intermediate Sculpture II 3
Beginning Studio 3 Advanced Art Elective 3
Art 5398, Modern Art 3 Art 5399, Contemporary Art 3
Philosophy 3332 Aesthetics 3 History 1312 3
Math 3 Physical Science + Lab 4
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16

Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Art 4349, Senior Sculpture 3 Art 4350, Senior Sculpture 3
Art 4151, Senior Seminar 1 Art 4152, Senior Seminar 1
Art Elective 3 Advanced Art Elective 3
Life Science + Lab 4 Philosophy 3311 3
History 1311 3 Politics 1311 3
Elective 3 Advanced Elective 3
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 16 

Sculpture MA, MFA

The study of three-dimensional expression through a variety of traditional and contemporary approaches. Both practical and conceptual growth in self-expression takes place through the direct use of diverse sculptural materials and techniques including casting, fabrication, carving and installation.

 It allows for concentrated study over an extended period of time under personal and intensive guidance of the graduate Art faculty and with an assigned major professor. Students and faculty members are engaged in critical interaction through studio critiques and a formal review. The purpose of the program is to present students with theoretical and practical knowledge to make art approaching professional quality.

Sculpture Faculty

All Art Faculty
Philip Shore

Phillip Shore MFA

Chair, Professor of Sculpture

Phone: (972) 721-5284


Office: Sculpture Building

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