Hartford Art School


Students in sculpture explore a wide range of approaches to sculpture production. Our program recognizes the broad diversity of styles, techniques, and independent conceptual visions that define the field of contemporary sculpture.

About the Major

We focus on developing work that is broadly based, both in concept and execution. Our course offerings hone your conceptual skills as well as aesthetic and technical proficiency through projects such as site-specific installation, bronze casting and hot glass fabrication.

Also available as a minor.

Featured Courses

After your foundation year, this program guides you through a series of independent studios and ceramics intensives. You must complete 77–80 studio credits for your major, plus 45–46 academic credits.

For a complete list of credit requirements, visit the course catalog.

Core Classes

SCL 220 | Intro Sculpture
SCL 230 | Contemporary Art Practices
12 credits of SCL 3 | Intermediate Sculpture
SCL 440 | Advanced Sculpture I
SCL 441 | Advanced Sculpture II
SCL 470 | Directed Projects
Cognate Requirements


3 credits in each of the following (12 total):

    • PTG/DWG or DES
    • SCL
    • MDA or VDO or PHO
    • ILS or GRA

Additional Requirements

3 credits of Mathematics (M 110, 112, 114, or 116)
6 credits in academic writing (WRT 110 and 111)
12 credits in Art History (ART)
12–13 credits from the All University Curriculum
20 credits from Foundation year

Career Outlook

Kara Kirkland Hartford Art School alumna

Kara Kirkland ‘15 became interested in sewing and creating costumes during her time in the sculpture department.  In the winter of her senior year, she interned for the costume designer at Sesame Street, Brian Hemesath. During her internship, she worked with him on the Broadway show, Honeymoon in Vegas, then worked for the Tony Award-winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell, on the Broadway production of Doctor Zhivago. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she has since worked on costuming for John Wick: Chapter Two and MR. ROBOT.

Student Work

Sculpture Faculty

Our faculty provides you a solid foundation in sculpture, and will prepare you for a variety of post-graduate opportunities, including employment in related fields or continuing education toward advanced degrees. Come meet them in person when you schedule your visit!


Jared Holt
Sculpture and 3D Foundation Technician
Dean's Office for Art
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Admission Requirements

There are a few ways students can apply for admission to Hartford Art School, all of which require a portfolio review. Visit our admissions section for step-by-step guidance, and remember that you can always give us a call. We’re here to help with any questions you may have.

Featured Alum

Kevin Hernandez

BFA Sculpture, 2016

After graduating, Kevin worked at Real Art Ways for the Neighborhood Studios Eye on Video program, and assisted in teaching a cinema course for high school students. He gave lectures, led class discussions, assigned projects, and gave students feedback on their projects. He also taught the students about editing software and how to use cameras.

“The Hartford Art School helped me develop a strong work ethic, and has given me insight as to how I will reach my professional and personal goals. Most importantly, I have been given the gift of friendships that will last forever. I am truly honored and grateful to be a Hartford Art School alumnus.”

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