Visual ArtsSculpture

Students jumping in excitement after installing an iconic metal dolphin sculpture on campus.

BFA with a concentration in SculptureShape your own future.

The sculpture concentration promotes concept and process development through contemporary and traditional approaches to art making. The collaborative sculpture courses are designed to bring professional experiences to emerging artists. Sculptural practices are taught for all levels of experience and for any art media background.

Career opportunities include: sculptor, commissioned public artist, maker space coordinator, studio assistant, creative consultant, studio technician, public art coordinator, non-profit arts organizer, art education and fabrication specialist.

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Important Dates

Portfolio Reviews

Check-in for each audition or portfolio review will be at Terry Concert Hall.

Student standing within the sculpture workshop fabricating and placing pieces of her work.

Join the sculpture teamBuild your tomorrow, make a difference

The sculpture program is looking for students with a unique vision for their future. Nurturing the confidence and expertise to pursue a career in the arts is at the heart of the curriculum. Sculpture majors, double-majors or minors get a unique educational experience that builds a contemporary understanding of art on a foundation of professional experience and traditional skills.


Jim BenedictAssociate Professor of Sculpture, Alexander Brest Gallery Director

Jim Benedict is an exhibiting and commissioned artist that works in a wide variety of 3D media.

  • Sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the country and internationally.
  • Award-winning public artist with over two dozen public art projects.
  • Owns and operates a large-scale metal fabrication and woodworking studio in Jacksonville.
  • Regularly gives talks around the country on arts education and personal studio practices.

Studio Fun

  • Amalia Galdona-Broche wood carving.

  • Campus Icon Project, making a concrete dolphin mold.

  • Campus Icon Project, bronze forming demo.

  • Tori West grinding her public art project.

  • Welding Zoo Lights.

Visual Art Programs

The School of Art & Design offers several other programs of study. Learn more about the programs available at Jacksonville University.

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