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3D Studies: Studio Art, B.F.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

Enter a new dimension of education in our 3D studio art track, where you bring your imagination to life through sculpture, jewelry, metalsmithing and fibers.

Our studio art program allows you to develop your creative voice and gain hands-on technical skills in a supportive learning environment through intensive 3D studio practices. This program is perfect for students who wish to explore building and making things through traditional or collaborative methods.

Program Highlights

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    Accomplished Faculty

    Receive a comprehensive education in the expanded field of sculpture and metalsmithing from award-winning artists.

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    Pre-professional Training

    Exhibit your work on campus and in the community, or apply for competitive residencies at Columbia's Stormwater Studios.

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    Emphasis on Creativity

    Explore your own artistic vision and develop your own style through a program that emphasizes creativity and invention.

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    Collaborative Opportunities

    Create projects alongside many programs across the university, such as music, theatre, dance, and women’s and gender studies.

What You’ll Study

You will get in-depth experience in many aspects of designing and creating 3D art in our studios that include a woodshop, welding center, outdoor forging area and a jewelry and metalsmithing studio.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Creativity

    Thinking imaginatively, generating original ideas and expressing unique perspectives through art and innovation

    Attention to Detail

    Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

  • Flexibility

    Adapting to changing circumstances and being open to new ideas and approaches

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

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Potential Careers

  • Artist
  • Art Director
  • Art Educator
  • Museum or Gallery Professional
  • Art Handler
  • Art Consultant

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Fine Artist
  • Principal Creative
  • Shop Manager / Tattoo Apprentice
  • Teacher

Average Alumni Salary

Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $66,398

Workplace Settings

  • Creative Industries
  • Jewelry Making
  • Metalsmithing
  • Woodworking
  • Sculpture

Employers of Alumni

  • Google
  • Nike
  • Richland Library
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • University of South Carolina
  • Gupta Media

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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