USD Sculpture

BFA & MFA in Sculpture

The USD Sculpture program emphasizes contemporary art making through a comprehensive experience with several materials, processes and sculptural concepts. Courses explore cast metals, metal fabrication, woodworking, mixed media, carving, mold-making and installation projects with traditional and contemporary materials and processes. The primary goal of the sculpture program is to facilitate the growth and development of individual aesthetics, concepts, technical abilities and a critical understanding of the discipline of sculpture as applied to the production of contemporary art.


  • 7046.67 sq.ft. sculpture studio
  • Fully equipped woodworking area
  • Saw stop safety table saw, band saws, panel saw, and abrasive chop saw
  • Variable speed drill press
  • Horizontal edge sander and combination sander 10” jointer, 15” spiral-head plainer 
  • Fully equipped metal fabrication area 220v MIG, TIG welders, 115v MIG welder, plasma cutter, a gas forge, medium-duty oxyacetylene carts, pedestal grinders, abrasive belt grinder, hossfeld bender, hand and handheld power/pneumatic tools
  • Mold-making area
  • Large individual graduate studios
  • Installation indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces
BFA Sculpture Courses MFA Sculpture Courses 
  • ARTD 241 - Introductory Sculpture
  • ARTD 246 - Woodworking/Mix Media
  • ARTD 345 - Metal Fabrication
  • ARTD 346 - Foundry
  • ARTD 445 - Installation/Contemporary Sculptural Practices
  • ARTD 446 - Concept Development
  • ARTD 491 - Independent Study

Undergraduate Core Requirements

Course listing coming soon!

Graduate Core Requirements