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Fine Arts

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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Sculpture Concentration

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

Art student Kat Lowe sculpture

Be part of something great

At ESU, students take an active role in developing the cultural experience of Emporia. You’ll get opportunities to display your work, both within your department and to the wider Emporia State and Emporia communities. Our campus galleries, the Norman R. Eppink and the Gilson Memorial Gallery hold student and faculty exhibits throughout the semester that are open to the public. In the Emporia community, the First Friday Art Walk, started by alum Kaila Mock, often features student work.

Artwork by student Joseph Lane



  • 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

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Scholarships are available to you throughout your artistic career at Emporia State. You may be eligible for talent awards from the Department of Art and general ESU scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Services.

Student Sculpture Work

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