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Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Sculpture Specialization

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Freedom of expression.

Become a professional sculptor, art consultant or art studio manager. You are passionate about your art, and you want to share your talents with the world. This program will help you develop both the creative and professional skills you need for a future as a studio artist in today’s global art communities. 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. A major in studio art with a sculpture specialization prepares graduates for careers as fine artists, graduate study in fine arts and entry-level positions in art and graphic design.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art or design.
  • Want to do something where you can physically see the results of your work.
  • Are committed to developing your talent.
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality.
  • Like to design and build things.

Career Opportunities

  • Studio artist
  • Art director
  • Public art consultant
  • Sculpture foundry
  • Studio artist

Recent Employers

  • BronzeAge Art Casting
  • Graduate school
  • Preferred Woodwork, Inc.
  • Self-employed

Internship Opportunities

  • Good Roots Farm and Gardens LLC
  • Daktronics
  • Rehfeld’s Art and Framing
  • South Dakota Art Museum
  • Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center

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.