Several Maryland universities and colleges offer art degree programs at the bachelor's and master's levels that include sculpture courses where students can study woodworking. Students enrolled in a degree program might be able to complete studio time or participate in a relevant internship experience. Read more about woodworking training options in Maryland below.
Maryland Institute College of Art
At Baltimore's Maryland Institute College of Art, students in the BFA program in interdisciplinary sculpture can take several courses that deal specifically with wood, such as Introduction to Wood, Green Wood Working and Warped Wood. MFA sculpture students can work on wood-based projects in the studio center wood shop. The college has five different fabrication studios including a wood shop in which students can work with a variety of woodworking tools, including belt sanders, chop saws, a router table and biscuit joiners.
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City is home to St. Mary's College of Maryland, where individuals can study sculpture through the bachelor's degree program in art. An introductory sculpture course allows students the option of creating sculpture from either metal or wood. Techniques in carving, armature construction and sculpting the human form are addressed in this class. Students can also work with wood through advanced sculpture classes and independent studio projects.
This university, located in Towson, offers a bachelor's degree program in art and design with a concentration in sculpture. One of the required courses addresses the process and concept of wood and woodcarving. Other courses in the program cover topics in wood fabrication, woodcarving, figure modeling, metal, drawing and the history of modern design. Sculpture internships are available, and students have the chance to compete in art exhibitions with students from other art schools.
University of Maryland
At the University of Maryland in College Park, both undergraduate and graduate sculpture students in the B.A. and MFA programs in art have access to a woodshop with an assortment of saws, a joiner, a planer, handheld tools and sanders. One of the undergraduate sculpture courses deals specifically with wood and mixed media. Those who would like to complete work in private studios and participate in an honors seminar might be interested in the school's honors program, which is only offered to a select number of students.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Woodworking Programs and Courses Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)*|
|Maryland Institute College of Art||4-year, private not-for-profit; large city|| Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Sculpture,
Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture
| Undergraduate and Graduate:
|St. Mary's College of Maryland||4-year, public; small suburb||Bachelor's degree in art|| $14,806 (in-state)
|Towson University||4-year, public; small city||Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design|| $9,940 (in-state)
|University of Maryland||4-year, public; large suburb|| Bachelor of Arts in Art,
Master of Fine Arts in Art
Sources: *NCES College Navigator