Career Development

Sculpture

Discover more about the Sculpture B.F.A. Program and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty.

Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to communicate emotions and ideas creatively
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Appreciation of Aesthetics
  • Organizational Skills 
  • Interpretive Skills  
  • Ability to work in groups/independently
  • Proficiency for accuracy and detail
  • Ability to accept/give criticism
  • Ability to operate various tools and equipment
  • Ability to make keen observations and appropriate decisions

CAREER TITLES

  • Art Exhibit Coordinator
  • Art Preservationist
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Curator
  • Custom Woodworker
  • Display Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Exhibition Preparer
  • Foundry Worker / Welder
  • Furniture Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Metal Artist
  • Model Maker
  • Motion Picture Sculptor/Modeler
  • Museum Curator
  • Product Designer
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Teacher/Instructor
  • Toy Designer

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE 

  • Industrial and product design companies
  • Galleries
  • Museums/cultural institutions
  • Television/radio/film
  • Theaters/performing arts venues
  • Event planning firms/venues
  • Retail/stores
  • Hospitality
  • Colleges/universities/schools  

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS

www.sculptor.org - Includes resources related to sculptors and sculpture
www.sculpture.org - International Sculpture Center
www.nationalsculpture.org - National Sculpture Society
www.sculptorsguild.org - Sculptors Guild
www.artmetal.com - Social networking for the metal arts
www.afsinc.org -  American Foundry Society
www.toyarts.com/toylinks - Comprehensive lists of toy manufacturers, toy designers, inventors, etc.
www.sculpture-center.org - Sculpture Center
www.modelmakers.org - Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM)
www.asfd.com - American Society of Furniture Designers
www.cuteorcool.com - Submit your own designs for clients to review
www.nyfa.org - NY Foundation For the Arts
www.collegeart.org/careers/ - College Art Association 
www.artsandbusiness-ny.org - Arts & Business Council of New York
www.khake.com/page42.html - Visual Art Career guide 
www.nga.gov/resources/casva.shtm - National Gallery of Art                
www.wwar.com – World Wide Art Resources
www.selfemploymentinthearts.com/#!speakers/cfvg- Self Employment in the Arts
www.artisthelpnetwork.com - Artist Help Network. Includes resources on career, exhibitions/commissions, money, presentation tools, legal, etc.
www.artswestchester.org – A guide to arts in Westchester - events, grants, links to local artists, internships, etc. 
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information

JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.coroflot.com - Design jobs (3D Modeling, Exhibit, Industrial, Product Dev., etc)
www.artsusa.org - Americans for the Arts (incudes a job bank)
www.creativehotlist.com - Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.idealist.org -Non-profit and arts internships and jobs
www.collegeart.org/careers - College Art Association
www.artdeadline.com - source for income & exhibition opportunities
www.toyindustryjobs.com  Search for jobs; find links to other important sources
jobbank.artsusa.org - Americans for the Arts Job Bank
www.artcareer.net - Jobs in the Visual Arts
www.resartis.org - Worldwide network of artist residencies
www.wwar.com - Arts employment

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Updated  9/15



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