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2024-2025 General Catalog 
  
2024-2025 General Catalog

Art: Sculpture - BFA


Caine College of the Arts

Department of Art and Design

About This Degree

The BFA is a professional art degree requiring above-average accomplishment in art. Only students demonstrating considerable promise will be accepted for this more demanding professional degree program.

Students majoring in art at USU have a world of options at their disposal. Each emphasis features in-depth coursework that encourages students to develop their own artistic ideas and style, in addition to solid foundation knowledge of artistic traditions throughout history. Professors are extremely talented artists as well as effective teachers, and they are dedicated to giving students individual attention and mentoring. The Department of Art has a competitive portfolio admission, which allows it to offer smaller classes where students receive individual time with professors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in faculty-supervised group and solo exhibitions.

Sculpture: Students in the sculpture emphasis investigate specific problems involving technical, aesthetic, and conceptual considerations of sculptures. Students will also develop their own direction based on their experience with form, materials, and techniques, and their understanding of traditional concerns and contemporary issues.

This degree requires 78 semester credits in Art courses, leaving 42 credits to fulfill all other General Education and University Studies requirements. This degree fulfills the requirements for entrance into graduate schools of art.

  • For more information about Sculpture, see the Department of Art and Design website.
  • Admitted and current students must meet with an advisor.
  • Log on to  to check student-specific program progress.
  • The highest math requirement for this degree is the fulfillment of the  requirement.

Minimum University Requirements


  • Total Credits: 120
  • Credits of C- or better: 100
  • Total credits taken through USU: 30
  • Total major required credits taken at USU: 10
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (many majors require a higher GPA): 2.0 GPA
  • Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above): 40
  • Upper-division credits taken at USU: 20
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Admission Requirements For This Program


  • New freshmen must be admitted to USU in Good Standing as Pre-Art or Pre-ID.
  • Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU are admitted with a 2.75 GPA. Students must also pass a competitive portfolio review. Space is limited. See department website for more information.

Art Major: Art Sculpture Core Requirements (6 credits)


Choose two of the following:

Art Major: Sculpture Requirements (56 credits)


Additional Requirements


A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for the BFA degree. A grade of B- or better is required in all art (ART) and art history (ARTH) classes. Courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis, except  and .

Open Electives


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. Please consult your  Academic Advisor for details.

Total Credits: 120


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