Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art

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The Sculpture Program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. All sculpture courses stress a high level of creativity as well as professionalism. Technical areas to which students are exposed include modeling, carving, forging and fabrications, moldmaking and casting.

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Robert Griffith
Professor of Art

Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge
Associate Professor Art History, Art History Program Coordinator

Amy Bogdon
Pro Rata - Assistant Professor

Matt Povse
Assistant Professor of Art
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Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities, many of which are housed in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment. The sculpture area consists of mold-making facilities for casting metal, resins, plaster, and glass. Fabrication equipment allows students to cut, forge. weld and cold finish metal. The hot shop is outfitted with kilns for glass cutting. slumping, and fusing in addition to the foundry for bronze and aluminum. The jewelry studio provides opportunities for students to work with "light" metals.

The wood studio is designed and equipped for all aspects of wood work as applied to furniture making and sculpture, including carving, lamination, turning and finishing. 

Computer resources include AutoCAD software, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors. There are also weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities;and sculpture and painting AutoCAD software.

The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.


My experience at Marywood has driven me to excel in everything I do throughout my design career.

I graduated from Marywood University in 2010 with my BFA in Graphic Design.  I currently serve as the Creative Director at Net Driven, a web design and internet marketing company based in Scranton, PA.  Net Driven focuses on helping independent automotive businesses thrive in their surrounding communities throughout the United States and Canada.

In my position, I oversee the website creation and development process from start to finish.  I ensure that every website meets the high company standard while urging my team of 10 to push their creative limits daily.  I also have a major hand in the online software development arena, collaborating with Net Driven's in-house software development team to create the overall look of online products as well as defining the user experience.  I have even helped shape the company brand by formulating brand guidelines and designing mass marketing materials for Net Driven's own self-promotion.

My experience at Marywood has driven me to excel in everything I do throughout my design career.  Marywood has taught me to always look forward for the next great idea.  I was always encouraged to take that "extra step" with my education through community service and honors coursework.  I currently continue this mission with my team by providing supplemental trainings, reading discussions, and team building activities both in and out of the office that enrich the everyday experience of working for Net Driven.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.F.A. Studio Art (2-D, 3-D)

Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art major, there are two areas of emphasis: 2-D and 3-D. The Studio Art program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own kind of expression. All students take foundation courses, intermediate students take intermediate level 2-D or 3-D courses. In sequential upper-level courses, students choose advanced courses in painting, illustration, ceramics or sculpture.

Foundation Courses for both 2-D and 3-D Emphases

15 credits

ART 110 Basic Drawing
ART 116 Drawing I
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 233 Painting I
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0

B.F.A. Studio Art (3-D)
Sculpture Track

63 credits

Students in the sculpture track take courses that stress a high level of creativity and innovation in preparation for a competitive field. Technical areas to which students are exposed include modeling, carving, forging, fabrication, mold making, and metal and glass casting. 

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 215A Figure Drawing I 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics 3
ART 261 Sculpture I 3
ART 262 Sculpture II 3
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review 0
ART 323 Ceramics I 3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal I
ART 361 Sculpture III
ART 420A Jewelry-Metal II
ART 420B Jewelry-Metal III
ART 455 Professional Contribution (Exhibit)
ART 456A Advanced Sculpture
ART 456B Advanced Sculpture
ART Elective Studio or Fieldwork Experience (ART 449)
ART Elective Studio Elective
ART Elective Studio Elective 3
ART Elective Art History Elective 3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.