Sculpture students work with form, volume, space, texture, and material.
Working in the Metals Lab, Wood Shop, or the Casting/Modeling Lab, Sculpture students can use a full range of tools and media with guidance and safety training.
Sculpture overlaps ceramics, metals, and intermedia, and students are encouraged to explore these ideas as part of developing their own unique 3D style.
Advanced sculpture students can make use of the Bronze Foundry, Furniture making, and even mixed media to include glass and computers.
Ball State's art major (BFA) with a focus on sculpture encompasses artistic traditions while teaching contemporary issues. Faculty members maintain a spacious facility that includes a steel fabrication area, a bronze and aluminum foundry, a mold-making facility, an outdoor area for stone carving, and a well-equipped woodworking and furniture studio.
Our programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn more.
When sculpting, you express yourself as an artist in three dimensions, combining expression and technique with mass, volume, and space. Sculptural art ranges from carved stone and wood to highly contemporary forms that integrate performance, installation, and technology into an aesthetic experience.
Consequently, in Ball State's sculpture concentration, you will learn traditional sculpture techniques along with more contemporary and experimental media and art forms. This provides you with a full range of avenues for creative expression as a sculptural artist.
What You Will Study
The program allows you to find a three-dimensional voice and establish a personal vocabulary unrestricted by material and technical limitations. Among various other course work, you will take courses in three-dimensional imaging, metalsmithing, ceramics, printmaking, and the ancient to modern traditions of art history.
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What Can You Do with a Degree in Sculpture?
As a graduate of our program, you’ll be prepared for:
- a career as a studio artist
- excellent graduate programs for continued exploration
Paying for Your Education
Scholarships are a terrific way to help with costs. On top of the University’s scholarships available to you, the School of Art has several programs of its own. Begin searching.
Ready to Apply?
Have you decided that our program is right for you? Then it’s time to begin the admission process.