Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
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.
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.
- Major in Sculpture (60 credits)
This program is only available for Fall admission.
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
- Quebec CEGEP: DEC
- High School: C+
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26
- Baccalauréat français: 11
- British system of education (GCE):
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal/external): C
Course requirements for admission
None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
Additional requirements for admission
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.
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?
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.
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Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
Admission to this program is only available for the Fall Term.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
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
Our facilities feature up-to-date equipment, managed by technical staff who are there to help you realize your ideas.
- Two large multi-purpose studios set up for 3D work
- Specialized technical areas for metal, wood, foundry, bronze and aluminum casting and mould-making
- Hand tools you can borrow to use in the general studios