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Sculptural Practices, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , NV,
The B.A. in Art with a concentration in Sculptural practices at UNLV centers around practical knowledge and conceptual development. Students attain the skills to fabricate artworks in traditional media such as wood, metal and plaster, and later expand to more conceptually challenging questions and methods. 


The Department of Art offers its students an education in the visual arts as an integral part of a comprehensive educational experience. Our degree programs offer intense, professional education in the aesthetics and theories of the visual arts. Students will be trained in the skills and intellectual awareness that are the basis for a future of creative and professional achievement in the visual arts.

Critique skills are developed as a class, while historical and contemporary examples are discussed through lectures. Students leave the program with physical and conceptual skills that can lead to the beginning of an art practice, employment or advanced learning opportunities.

Career Possibilities

The B.A. in Art with a concentration in sculptural practices from UNLV prepares students for careers in the arts and the workplace. The conceptual and practical skills students acquire provide them opportunities in careers such as, but not limited to; gallery, museum and commission based artist, museum or gallery exhibit preparator, custom fabricator, art fabricator, wood or metal shop employee, artist’s studio assistant, the fields of carpentry, welding and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Students graduating with a concentration in Sculptural practices will have the confidence and ability to manipulate new and existing materials with various methods and conceptual approaches to create works of art. This confidence is gained through working with wood, metal, plaster and other media with hands-­-on experience and a wide range of hand and power tools.
  •  In critique, students develop skills to examine, discuss and improve their work and the work of their peers. Advanced assignments introduce kinetic, interactive and public-­-based artwork and their unique demands, expanding the notions of what and where sculpture can be. 
  • Through projects and individual exploration, training in the wood and metal shops and the development of creative problem solving, their skills sharpen and become applicable to their artwork as well as practical applications.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Freshman applicants are admissible with either a 3.0 core GPA (calculated based on English, math, social science, and natural science) from the high school transcript, a 1120 SAT score, a 22 ACT composite score, or a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19670 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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