The sculpture program is designed to provide for creative exploration into the aesthetics and philosophies of working and building in three dimensions. Sculpture is a vast and phenomenal field, which allows for inquires concerning all aspects of three-dimensional living, spanning from the nature of light, sound, and smell to the formal qualities of architecture, gravity, and rocks. Sculpture encompasses traditional media, methods, and processes as well as technologies, which can be adapted to sculptural activities, idioms, and forms.
As sculptors, we ask and offer answers to questions, which stem from our own personal aesthetic perspectives based on unique and individual approaches to three-dimensional problem solving. The strength of the sculpture program is based on a variety of criteria including performance-based scholarships, exhibition and academic records, participation/attendance at regional and national professional conferences, post-graduate job-placement, acceptance into nationally prominent graduate programs, recognition in the form of local, regional, and national journals and publications, and community involvement.
Our metal fabrication shop, foundry, and wood shop are staffed by highly qualified arts technicians with studio degrees from UA and extensive experience in a variety of skills. Learn more on our facilities page.
For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Sculpture? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Sculpture.
UA Sculpture News
Click on this link to read stories about our students and faculty in sculpture.
- Craig Wedderspoon, Professor
- Jamey Grimes, Instructor (ffull-time)
- Katie Adams, Instructor (part-time)
Read about the research and creativity of our students and faculty:
- UA Instructor Wins Select Southern Art Award
Jamey Grimes named the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship recipient for Alabama and awarded $5,000.
- UA Sculpture To Collaborate With UAB and UAH on New Art Trail
Professor Wedderspoon is one of three inaugural recipients of the new McMahon-Pleiad Prize, given by the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System.
- UA Art Foundry Casts Sculpture Across Alabama
An overview of the projects, supervised by Craig Wedderspoon, that have been created in the giant work bays at UA’s art foundry.
- UA Sophomores Sculpt Steel Flowers for Monnish Park
- Read more news here.