Sculpture at UGA is an exciting community driven by inexhaustible experimentation, risk-taking, play, and a defiance of the disciplinization of art making.
We are committed to fostering an environment of hybridity; fusing investigations in material, object, body, time, and space. These explorations are rooted in fields as diverse as anthropology, design, ecology, magic, history, and philosophy. Students are encouraged to challenge sculptural and cultural paradigms, decolonizing their practice through investigations in materiality, alternative processes, curation, writing, performance, intervention, lens-based media, sound, the internet, and to pursue advanced research interests outside the typical purview of the arts.
The program supports graduate students financially and creatively, providing large individual studios in a dynamic warehouse located just steps away from installation space, a foundry, wood and metal shops, a computer lab with editing software, 3D printers and a CNC router, sewing machines, and clean workspace. Additionally, The Finishing School, a 500 square-foot gallery curated by Sculpture area students and faculty adds a further dimension to our dynamic department and facilities. In total, the Sculpture program occupies 16,000 square feet.
The Master of Fine Arts degree is a three-year program resulting in a thesis exhibition traditionally held in the Georgia Museum of Art. Generous graduate assistantships and fellowships are awarded yearly. There is ample opportunity to explore teaching and grants are available for materials, travel, and research expenses.
Sculpture is boundles and transformative. Art-making is, in itself, a form of research—a search.
For more information about Sculpture and the School's MFA program, contact the Graduate Coordinator's Office of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at 706-542-1636.