The Sculpture major pushes students across boundaries as they explore concept, form, and space. Students have opportunities to work in all media, including metal casting and fabrication, plastics forming and casting, and wood fabrication. Inside the University’s state-of-the-art workshops, gallery, and studio spaces, sculpture majors learn new technologies, including rapid prototyping, CNC carving, and digital video and photo equipment. The dynamic curriculum prepares students to forge careers in art history, figure modeling, molding and casting and three-dimensional design.

Sample Courses

Core coursework covers art history, composition, and modeling. Sample courses include:

  • Art History
  • Expression in Traditional Media
  • Wood and Mixed-Media Research
  • Plastics Techniques Research
  • Advanced Sculpture

Practical Experience

The Sculpture major also offers experiential learning opportunities for students as a supplement to the coursework.

  • Participate in an Art in New York City, MAYmester course.
  • Showcase your work at University art shows and competitions.
  • Contribute to Perception, Syracuse University’s art and literary magazine, featuring the best in poetry, prose, illustration, photography, sculpture, and other art forms.
  • Attend SU’s University Lectures and Syracuse Symposium events.

Study Abroad

Support your resume and broaden your perspective with a study abroad experience during your time at Syracuse. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Sculpture students often go abroad in Florence, Italy.

Learn more about Global Study Opportunities for the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Life after Syracuse University

With a degree in Sculpture you can pursue a career as a:

  • Curator
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Art Teacher

Or, pursue a graduate degree in art leadership, business, or art education. Past graduates have continued their education at many of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

Learn more about Sculpture.