Sculpture/Installation

In the Sculpture/Installation program, you will experiment with creating three-dimensional sculpture and installation work. You will learn the skills to create installations – works of art designed for public spaces. You will use the fabrication studios to explore hands-on and digital creation.

More About the Sculpture/Installation Program

The program includes studio courses that develop your imagination, critical and technical knowledge in areas such as:

  • Sculpting
  • 3D technology
  • Metal work
  • Woodworking
  • Mould-making
  • Plastic and metal fabrication
  • Bronze-casting

You will also explore the creation and meaning of objects in courses such as contemporary practice and theory.

This combination of practice and theory will make you ready to develop your creative research and and exhibit your own projects. Your learning will include an openness to many diverse cultural perspectives.

At the end of this four-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Get more details about the program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • For Ontario high school students, a minimum overall average of 70%
  • Portfolio (samples of your work and a visual representation of who you are)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts
  • Other requirements
JOBS YOU CAN GET

Graduates of the program work in:

  • Exhibition production, installation and the making of public art
  • Art gallery administration
  • Art education
  • Working artists, sculptors and installation artists
CO-OPS/INTERNSHIPS

OCAD U offers so much more than co-ops because creative careers take many forms. Our approach is specialized, and individual to every student’s needs and goals. You will be able to take advantage of:

  • Short experiential learning placements from among hundreds of organizations
  • Creative in-class projects with real-world industry partners
  • Exclusive summer internships
  • Gallery exhibitions of your work
  • Freelance creative opportunities
  • Jobs after graduation

OCAD University’s dedicated support services will help you build a professional community, valuable experience and skills necessary for a meaningful career.

WHAT YOU’LL DO IN THE PROGRAM

FIRST YEAR

Before you focus on Sculpture/Installation, your first year at OCAD University will be in our first year art program. You will have a ton of choice in taking different kind of classes to get a good base for future years. A few are mandatory, such as art history, colour and drawing, but the rest of your classes could include:

  • Sculpture concepts
  • Form and structure
  • Site & Intervention (create works in a specific space)
  • Wearable art
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Animation
  • Body and technology
  • Printmaking
  • Art and code
SECOND YEAR

In second year, you can choose courses based on your interest and study Sculpture/Installation topics such as:

  • Body & object
  • Site & time
  • Contemporary issues
  • Exploring 3D digital objects
THIRD YEAR

Third year will feature your choices or art, visual and critical studies or social sciences courses. And, it will feature more advanced Sculpture/Installation courses, such as:

  • Issues in the history of sculpture
  • Installation art as it relates to the body and the object
  • Professional practice
FOURTH YEAR

In your fourth year, you can choose courses based on your interest and will work on your final-year thesis, concentrating on the production of a body of finished work and a research paper. Every student will install and exhibit their work in a public gallery. You’ll also showcase your work at GradEx ̶ OCAD U’s Graduate Exhibition, the biggest free art and design exhibition in Toronto with more than 40,000 visitors.