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Sculpture Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Freedom of expression.

Students enrolled in sculpture courses are introduced to the materials and processes commonly applied to three-dimensional art making and are encouraged to explore individual directions through the development and production of sculpture. The sculpture studio facilitates practice in mold making, wood, metal fabrication and stone. The certificate in sculpture is a stand-alone program and may be taken by any student regardless of major. It is ideal for a studio art major with an emphasis in painting, printmaking or ceramics who wishes to explore a wider range of materials and processes, allowing them to become more interdisciplinary in their approach to art making. It is also ideal for education and design majors wishing to further their creative and expressive experiences using three-dimensional media. This certificate prepares you for entry-level positions as a studio technician, assistant to an artist, community arts educator or gallery staff member.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art or design.
  • Are committed to developing your material and process skills.
  • Further develop your expressive abilities through 3D artwork.
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality.
  • Like to design and build things.

Career Opportunities

  • Art assistant
  • Art handler
  • Community art instructor
  • Curator
  • Foundry applications
  • Gallery assistant
  • Public artist
  • Professional artist

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.