With a faculty of professional artists and the best facilities in New Mexico, SFCC’s Sculpture Program gives you the tools to begin or advance your career in sculpture. You’ll learn the concepts necessary to prepare you to design and build your own sculpture. You’ll also explore conceptual issues related to self-expression as part of the art-making process. And you’ll learn to operate the tools and machinery to realize your design ideas.
Classes in SFCC’s Sculpture Program cover such topics Basic Fabrication and Safety, Forging, Bronze Casting, and Santeros Carving (New Mexico’s 400-year-old tradition of creating figures of saints). You’ll complete your studies by creating a portfolio of unique craft objects that can help create a pathway to employment or self-employment as a professional artisan. You also can earn an Associate in Art and Design degree, which provides you with entrepreneurial and design skills needed to pursue a career in sculpture.
Craft and fine artists earn a median annual salary of $49,120, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job market for craft and fine artists is expected to grow 14 percent between 2020 and 2030, which is higher than the average for all occupations.