Undergraduate: BFA

  • What do graduates of Sculpture go on to do?
    Many continue to make sculpture professionally, pursuing MFA degrees and then exhibiting. Others pursue advanced degrees in fields such as Architecture, Painting and Textiles. A small sample list of recent careers of our graduates include set design, special effects, puppetry, furniture design, teaching sculpture at the college level, starting small businesses such as a foundry, or starting a non-profit such as the Steelyard—an educational space in Providence devoted to teaching and promoting steel and ceramic fabrication.
  • What do you look for in an applicant/application portfolio?

    We look for passionate commitment to investigating material and form, and rigorous engagement with contemporary sculptural practice, grounded in historical knowledge.

  • What makes RISD's Sculpture program unique?

    We are committed to teaching our students to be skillful makers, fluent and confident in both sculptural technique and contemporary theory, with the “how-to” knowledge to be versatile, engaged artists, cultural workers and public intellectuals.

Sculpture Foreground 5
 Sarah Young, detailperformance