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    Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture, BFA


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The Sculpture program supports traditional, experimental and transdisciplinary approaches to studio art practice through broadening students’ framework of understanding while increasing their capacity to think beyond convention. From found objects to large-scale public monuments, ancient ceremonial relics to immersive new media installations, the possibilities made available by such an expansive field are limitless.

Our program is led by an active and accomplished faculty and staff who instruct students on and through the technical skills, conceptual strategies, aesthetic presentation and formal issues of sculpture. Supplementing the classroom and studio experience, students are connected to internships, a strong visiting artist and scholar program and the Sculpture Collective, a student run co-curricular organization.

In the studio, students gain technical skills including woodworking, welding, metal fabrication, mold-making, casting, digital fabrication, public art proposals and installation practice. We encourage and direct the development of the individual student through a process of creative inquiry, conceptualization, realization and critique. Students may choose to focus on object making, performance, installation, video, or public art. Throughout the curriculum students have regular access to excellent facilities, staff, equipment, and library resources related to the study of Sculpture.

The Sculpture minor is designed to encourage students from all areas of the university to explore working in the area. Students pursuing the BFA complete a final portfolio of original resolved, focused work.


Program requirements

Pre-major requirements


See Studio Art pre-major  requirements.

General degree requirements


Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in studio art will meet the following requirements:

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 total semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as specified under the “General University Requirements ” in the Academic section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

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Note:


For all students seeking a major in the College of Visual Arts and Design, a grade of C or above must be earned in every art-based course required in the College of Visual Arts and Design (completed in residence or transferred to UNT) to be considered for credit toward a CVAD degree. A grade of D or below will not satisfy any art-based course requirements, electives or prerequisites.

Additionally, the required 6 credits of ASTU 4800  must be taken over two semesters.

Electives


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 232.

Other requirements


  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

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