The Sculpture program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art encourages students to investigate issues of object-making as well as installations and public art interventions. A broad technical vocabulary enables students to fabricate artworks using the diverse range of materials that are a part of the discourse in contemporary sculptural practice. In the 16,000-square-foot sculpture facility, a wide range of traditional techniques and hand skills are taught alongside computer-aided fabrication processes. The Finishing School, a 500-square-foot gallery curated by Sculpture area students and faculty, adds a further dimension to our dynamic department and facilities. Learn more about the facilities and the studio spaces at the School of Art. 



Undergraduate Sculpture

The undergraduate course of study allows students to develop conceptual and technical understanding in the three-dimensional arts. Sculpture courses introduce both contemporary and traditional practices in the discipline. Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the area of Sculpture must first submit work through the portfolio review process.  Learn more about the portfolio review process by which undergraduate students apply to their area of emphasis here [ ]. In 2000-level courses, students are introduced to formal and conceptual issues of three-dimensional art, with training that includes processes of wood and metal construction, modeling, moldmaking, and casting. At the 3000 and 4000 level, students begin to develop a self-directed studio practice with advanced fabrication techniques that include stone carving and bronze casting. Learn more about Bachelor of Fine Arts course requirements at the Lamar Dodd School of Art here. Undergraduates majoring in Sculpture can apply for a personal studio space in the South Thomas Street Art Complex. 

Graduate Sculpture

The Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Sculpture at the School of Art brings together committed artists who pursue risk-taking, play, and a defiance of the disciplinization of art-making. The program is committed to fostering an environment of hybridity, fusing investigations in material, object, body, time, and space. These explorations are rooted in fields as diverse as anthropology and design, ecology and magic, and history and philosophy. Advanced research interests outside the typical purview of the arts is encouraged. Students are encouraged to challenge sculptural and cultural paradigms through investigations in materiality, alternative processes, curation, writing, performance, intervention, lens-based media, sound, and the internet.

The MFA degree is a three-year program resulting in a thesis exhibition traditionally held at the Georgia Museum of Art. The program supports graduate students financially and creatively, providing large individual studios in a dynamic warehouse located just steps away from installation space, a foundry, wood and metal shops, a computer lab with editing software, 3D printers and a CNC router, sewing machines, and workspaces. Graduate assistantships and fellowships are awarded annually. Opportunities to teach and grants toward materials, travel, and research expenses area also available.  For more information about graduate programs at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, contact our Graduate Office.

To see a list of recently completed MFA theses, click here.