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Fine Arts

Sculpture Concentration

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Tremendous Value

Emporia State University offers extremely competitive tuition rates, as well as tuition reduction programs and scholarships.

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Faculty Invested in Your Success

Our students enjoy the benefits of small classes and a close relationship with ESU  faculty.

Program description

Sculpture I students learn the basic mold making, metal fabrication and mixed-media fabricating skills, while focusing on traditional and non-traditional sculpting methods. Sculpture II builds on those fundamental skills while focusing on conceptual aspect of the materials used to create sculptural projects. Along the entire program students are encouraged to develop their own personal style while exploring new fabricating skills along the way. Professional skills are developed by revising their resume, personal biographies, and artist statement, every semester, as well as applying for external juried exhibition and scholarship opportunities. Researching the methods and motivations of other sculptors’, both past and present, keeps pressure on the student to reexamine personal preference and direction. Projects in Sculpture and Advanced Sculpture students develop a personal body of work aimed towards a final senior exhibition project. In addition to the required classes, additional classes are occasionally offered or suggested to broaden students’ experiences including, Glass Forming, Ceramics or a professional Internship project in Sculpture.

Degree requirements

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Roberta Eichenberg



  • SawStop Table Saw
  • 2 Ban Saws
  • Disc and Belt sander


  • Mig Welder
  • Arc Welder
  • Oxy Propane torch
  • Forge
  • 2 Metal Chop Saws
  • Bender Break and Shear


  • Plaster / Wax working room
  • 3D Printer Research room
  • Hand tools

Opportunities at ESU

  • Student Organizations. Join your artist community in clubs such as the Clay Guild, Glass Guild, Photo Club, National Art Education Association (NAEA), and American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA).
  • Art Galleries. Emporia has two galleries, the Norman R. Eppink & Gilson Memorial Galleries. Come be inspired by local and national pieces!
  • Student Exhibitions. Present your best work at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition, and admire the work of your peers.
  • Art Forum Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Come listen to and meet outstanding artists from around the country.

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(620) 341-5246

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King Hall 010D


Campus Box 4015
Emporia, KS 66801