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Sculpture (BFA)

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
3 to 4 years
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Why study Sculpture?

Welcome, students who like to experiment! Not limited to a single orientation or medium, our program’s exploratory approach to sculpture provides for a stimulating learning environment. From object-making to performance-based installations, students develop their individual interests through this malleable discipline. Our courses give students exposure to metal work, woodwork, moulding and casting, bronze and aluminum foundry work, public art practices, environmentally sustainable techniques, as well as a wide range of diverse materials and digital technologies.

Our program features

  • Student-centered curriculum, with an emphasis on the personal interests of the students
  • Professional internships and other opportunities
  • Upcoming renovations to sculpture studios and foundry facilities, and a dedicated student exhibition space 
  • Hands-on courses focusing on technical and conceptual development
  • 24-hour access to Sculpture Studios
  • Active Association of Undergrad Sculpture Students (A.U.S.) with a dedicated office space

Sculpture is a practice that addresses the way objects, space and human bodies coexist in the world. When you consider it this way, the medium becomes endlessly broad, as well as highly relevant to contemporary life. Critical analysis skills are developed through making things. In a sculpture program, thinking and making go hand-in-hand.

Program highlights

  • Skilled technicians and instructors to help you realize your ideas
  • Access to fabrication studios including digital (3D printing, laser-cutting), metalwork, woodwork, foundry, and mould-making

Program structure

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program option

  • Major in Sculpture (60 credits)


You’ll take courses that address the practice, theory and history of art and learn the current practices in sculpture. You’ll also take seminar discussions that explore new ideas and imagine the frontiers of contemporary art.

  • Art History, Art Theory, Anthropology courses
  • Take courses from other Studio Arts disciplines

United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

This program is available for Fall admission only.

This program is only available for Fall admission.

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

Additional requirements for admission

Applicants must submit additional requirements for admission directly to the department.

  • Letter of Intent
  • Portfolio

Portfolio / Letter of intent

The portfolio of artwork for admission to a Studio Arts program should be a collection of your best and most recent work in visual arts. It should represent your individual interests, abilities and explorations. Consider visual, conceptual, and technical proficiency in selecting your best and most recent work.

If you are applying to more than one Fine Arts program, be sure to submit a separate portfolio for each program choice.

Your portfolio should contain:

  • Minimum number of portfolio items: 15.
  • Maximum number of portfolio items: 20.
  • Each portfolio item must be a single digital file.
  • Either recently completed or currently in progress. 
  • Include work that demonstrates your ability to work in a variety of media, in both two and three dimensions. Examples include drawings, paintings, prints, collage and other mixed media work, sculpture, ceramics, and fibres work.
  • You may also include photographs, animation, film, video, audio recordings, and documentation of performance art.
  • Please tailor your portfolio to the specific program area to which you are applying.
  • Your work should show evidence of both technical skill and conceptual development. Basic abilities in drawing, composition and color-use must be demonstrated.
  • You may not submit your portfolio via email or through other websites.  

Letter of intent

Your letter of intent should be no longer than one page and written in English or French. In general, it should describe your educational background and any relevant experience in art, as well as your expectations in relation to the programs to which you are applying.

  • What are your reasons for applying to this program? If you are particularly interested in an area within Studio Arts, please indicate why.
  • Describe your educational background and any relevant experience.
  • What are your goals and expectations in relation to this program?

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

Fall term


March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Winter term


Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

After your degree

Your degree can lead to many paths such as:

  • Graduate studies
  • Practising artist
  • Gallery or museum curator/docent
  • Exhibition designer
  • Art educator
  • Arts administrator
  • Art critic

Other programs of interest

Ceramics (BFA)

Clay offers endless creative possibilities. Throughout time, artists have been reinventing and renewing the art of ceramics.



Fibres and Material Practices (BFA)

Our professional facilities include a fibre structures studio for weaving, felt making and basketry; a Print and Dye shop; and a Papermaking centre.



Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) (BFA)

If you want to be a pioneer, exploring relationships between emerging and existing media technologies and the fine arts, then this program for you.



Studio Art (BFA)

As a Studio Art major, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a concentration or combine any of our seven disciplines: Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia/Cyberarts (Performance, Video, Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation.



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