Student in proper welding equipment working on a new art piece

Sculpture Concentration

At Brockport, we have a very democratic approach to sculpture—since it can be made out of anything, we treat a needle and thread, a welding torch, a saw, or a hot glue gun with the same importance. What matters is what you do with the material, be it plaster, steel, bronze, wood, fabric, paper, cardboard, feathers, or found objects. In sculpture, the inherent properties of materials are exploited for expressive purposes.


We are fortunate at Brockport to have a small foundry for casting metal, welding equipment, stationery power tools for woodworking, industrial glue guns, and an assortment of other hand tools. The studio is generally and generously stocked with plaster, clay, wax, scrap metal, some lumber, and mold-making materials, along with a cabinet overflowing with miscellaneous memorabilia for students to use in the creation of sculpture.

Our Programs

Our BA/BS Art-Studio Major, Sculpture concentration, is a 42-credit major program that provides a well-rounded education in fine art and visual communication with a course sequence focused on sculpture. There is no portfolio review and admission is open to anyone.

Our BFA Art-Studio Major Sculpture concentration is an intensive 78-credit major program that provides a rigorous fine art education with an in-depth focus on sculpture. Admission to the program requires an application process and portfolio review.

Our Art-Studio Minor is an 18-credit minor program that provides a complimentary fine-art experience with students able to select electives focused on sculpture. Any undergraduate student may declare this minor.

Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance, born into space, I consider sculpture. Isamu Noguchi