The Sculpture Program offers classes that teach basic mold making, stone carving, foundry, and metal fabrication. Facilities include a wood shop and outdoor sculpting courtyard. Using foundry equipment, students learn the art of bronze and aluminum casting using the ancient technique of “lost-wax” casting as well as sand casting. The program is one of a very few in the state (if not the only one) that offers students the opportunity to learn the ancient art of iron casting using a cupola blast furnace.
BFA Major in Studio Art (80 Hours of Art)
The program is 120 semester credit hours, including at least 40 upper-division credit hours. The program requires 80 hours of art and art history, 35 hours of UCA Core courses (fine arts requirement not required for art majors – completion of the major fulfills the requirement), and 3 hours of foreign language at the 2000 level. Art courses must follow a prerequisite structure. Students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA and 3.25 major GPA on a minimum of 24 hours of art may apply for entrance into the BFA program after successfully completing SMAI (Sophomore Major Advancement Interview). Students should submit application for acceptance into the BFA program in the spring of the sophomore year.
In order to complete the state-mandated minimum number of hours for core requirements in general education, art majors are required to complete a Humanities course in either the Diversity category or in the Responsible Living category.
Downloads and Links
To download BFA/Sculpture Emphasis Checklist, click here: Sculpture Checklist
To download pdf of the General Education Checklist, click here: UCA Core (General Education) Classes Checklist.
To download BFA Studio Academic Map, click here: BFA Studio Academic Map
To download BFA application, click here: BFA Application
To download BFA Studio Practicum Guidelines, click here: BFA Studio Practicum
To download Individual Study Guidelines, click here: Individual Study
To download Art Internship Guidelines (ART 4375, 4675), click here: Art Internships
For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin
For detailed course information and descriptions, see Courses in Art