About the Program
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited
Sculpture majors explore additive, subtractive, and constructive approaches to their craft. Students learn techniques such as modeling, carving, plaster, glass and metal casting, welding, vacuum forming, and woodworking.
Each B.F.A. student will be required to mount an individual exhibition of his or her work. It will be planned and installed with the advice of the student’s faculty adviser, but no grade will be assigned.
The Art and Design Department reserves the right to retain student artwork for official purposes, such as exhibits, catalogs, or teaching aids.
About the Art and Design Department
402 Upton Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6032
Fax: (716) 878-4231
High school students applying for admission to the B.F.A. sculpture major need only state his/her intent to major in sculpture to be accepted to the major, assuming required G.P.A. and other college admission standards are met. A portfolio is not required. All students, including transfer students, must undergo a formal portfolio review after completion of FAR 342 (Intermediate II) or the equivalent course for a transfer student. The portfolio is to be presented in person or mailed along with a statement of intent as stipulated by the department and should contain examples of work that the candidate believes best display his or her abilities.
Students are expected to assume the costs of materials they use in their courses. All studio courses may have an additional instructional charge for materials used in class. Students enrolled in a studio course are expected to work a minimum of two additional hours each week outside of class for each credit granted for that class.
Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39
Major Requirements (78 credit hours)
Required Courses (45 credit hours)
DES 101/AAD 102 INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 3
FAR/AAD 101 DRAWING I 3
FAR 102 DRAWING II 3
FAR 103 MODELING 3
FAR 104/AAD 150 THEMES AND ISSUES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 3
FAR 210 INTRODUCTORY PAINTING 3
FAR 220 INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY 3
FAR 230 INTRODUCTORY PRINTMAKING 3
FAR 240 INTRODUCTORY SCULPTURE 3
FAR 250/AAD 251 ART HISTORY I 3
FAR 251/AAD 252 ART HISTORY II 3
FAR 363 TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART HISTORY 3
FAR 470 SENIOR SEMINAR IN FINE ARTS 3
Two Art History electives 6
Sculpture (21 credit hours)
FAR 341 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE I 3
FAR 342 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE II 3
FAR 343 ADVANCED SCULPTURE 1-9
FAR 440 SENIOR STUDIO IN SCULPTURE 6
12 credit hours
All College Electives
3-9 credit hours 3-9
Total Credit Hours 120