What is Sculpture?

This major fosters the development of students’ individual interests in sculpture through an emphasis on concept and innovation, critical thinking skills, current art theory and practice, and visual and cultural literacy. You’ll learn 3-D design and fabrication, mold making, painting and drawing, and installation art. These studies will teach you the professional skills and habits necessary to establish a unique, self-directed studio practice. Beginning your junior year, you’ll have your own studio space in a communal studio building where you can bring this practice to life. You must submit a portfolio before being accepted into this program.

Career Options

  • Art criticism
  • Art theory
  • Gallery work
  • Museum work
  • Studio art

Post-Graduation Success1

79% employed or continuing education

72% employed after graduation

7% attending graduate school

$37,737 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archdiocese Of Chicago, Casting House, Caterpillar

Sample grad school destinations: Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Depaul University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT Score

1250 - 1400 SAT Score

3.05 - 3.58 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994


  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476


  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350