Career Option in Sculpture


An expert sculptor has a huge demand and has good prospect to choose sculpture as a career. Sculpture is an art of figuring objects featuring a person, thing or an idea using materials like rock, clay, wood etc. The primitive art has updated with new forms and has a course of evolution. There are several courses offered to get expertise in carving the man-made or natural objects into the art pieces. The courses also include the technological advancement in the field that it enables to expand the range of opportunities.

What courses are offered in Sculpture?

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture (B.F.A. in Sculpture) is a four year regular program offered by colleges like Sir JJ School of Arts of Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University of Hyderabad. A two year Post Graduation program is also offered by these institutes. Apart from that few universities like IGNOU are offering Certificate courses in Sculpture with the eligibility of passing in 10th.

The Degree courses are designed as per the contemporary requirements providing theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject. Drawing, stone carving, wood carving, 2D designing etc are the parts of the course.

What is the scope of career in Sculpture?

  • Teaching is an inflexible demanding aspect to choose as career. Art teacher in Schools teach secondary or high school students the methods of sculpture, drawing etc. and groom the artistic skills. Openings are always found even in Art Colleges and related Institutes.
  • Working for a museum or gallery which can be named Exhibition designer is another resourceful option. An Exhibition designer needs to work with the curators in conducting an exhibition of a theme or the art pieces of an artist etc.
  • Art Directors in the fields like Television, Film and Advertising. The skilled usually choose these fields as the recognition as well pay are always in high terms. The chances remain consistent for the hard workers for their proven accomplishments.
  • Furniture designing is an ancient work deep rooted in the history. The present trends acknowledge the unique styles with esteem. Reputed furniture companies recruit furniture designers. Else, the designers can choose to have designing company who sell designs to different companies.
  • Carpentry is a good option which provides regular and constant income. It involves primary opportunities in construction of buildings or structures. Furniture shops and companies also recruit for manufacturing.
  • Stone carving is mainly used for monuments or statues. There is a great demand for the stone sculptors as the number of skilled is very less.
  • Freelancers always have the choice of doing what they wish to do. Many sculptors prefer freelancing besides their regular work. Few take up the projects from the customer and sculpt objects according to their requirement. Few other sculpt objects earlier and sell them individually or through an exhibition or art gallery. These pieces are used for designing or decorating purpose.

What are traits that needed to become a sculptor?

Those who wish to be a sculptor must be artistic and have a vision of art. Creativity and innovativeness play a vital role. Good kinesthetic coordination is rather important.

Sculpture is a distinctive career path which brings economical as well as personal satisfaction.

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