Undergraduate: BFA

Since we experience the world three-dimensionally, learning to think and make 3D objects is a fascinating challenge – one that takes focus, technical skill and individual creativity. In Sculpture you’ll work with every material imaginable – including metal, wood, plastics, computer chips and more – to develop a true understanding of historical and contemporary sculptural issues.

With the hands-on training you’ll get through our intensive curriculum, you’ll gain the technical command needed to express your ideas with confidence. Workshops, seminars, and visiting artists and critics offer exposure to a wide range of approaches, philosophies and outcomes. The exchange of ideas with your peers in the studio also provides important context and inspiration. In addition to the strong arts community in Providence, RISD’s convenient location between Boston and New York gives you ready access to what’s going on in these larger cultural hot spots.

At each stage of the program, professors will guide and challenge you to push beyond obvious solutions, to think independently and critically, and to grow as an artist.

Sculpture Foreground 5
 Sarah Young, detailperformance