As a student in the 3D emphasis, you will be taught basic technical skills in ceramics and/or sculpture including throwing, hand-building, mold-making, assemblage, and figure modeling. You will create a portfolio of work preparing you for a lifetime of involvement in the arts including exhibiting your work in galleries, seeking commissions, creating 3D works for personal enjoyment, or pursuing graduate schooling.

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Think, Design, Conceptualize

As a student in the 3D emphasis, you will add a new dimension to the way you think. The classes you take will give you hands-on experience in creating and innovating. The 3D experience will help broaden how you think, design, and conceptualize. As a 3D emphasis student, you will be prepared for the career direction of your choice.

This degree is offered as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or as a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA).

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Art have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Fine Artist

In this profession, you will create original works of art using a variety of materials and techniques for sale and exhibition. Fine artists may sell and exhibit their work in galleries, art fairs, museums, and other venues.


By obtaining an art education degree, you will be able to teach art in a K-12 setting. To teach in a higher education setting, a graduate degree is required. Alternatively, you may choose to create your own business centered around teaching classes on specialized or general topics, which would not require an education degree.

Customize Your Career

If you have a specific direction or specialty that you wish to pursue, faculty will work with you in developing that direction. Many art careers combine a variety of disciplines/interests including selling art in galleries, creating commission work, working for artists, teaching workshops, creating instructional videos, working the entertainment industry, etc.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 18 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Art Three Dimensional Studies is right for you, take the following classes first:


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