Graduate Studies in Sculpture

Michael Rea, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Description of Program:
The Sculpture Program is centered in a combined exploration of materials, techniques, and concepts. The faculty presents a comprehensive curricular program to the student that incorporates and crosses the traditional boundaries of material considerations with the student’s personal vision. Sculpture students are able to take advantage of a program that encourages interdisciplinary activity and the attitudes of contemporary art. Graduates of the sculpture program have found employment in the areas of college-level teaching, museum studies, presentation design and fabrication, professional studio artist and architectural restoration.

Assistantships and Tuition Waivers: The NIU School of Art and Design offers opportunities for graduate student assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships assigned on a competitive basis, which include full tuition and a monthly stipend. Tuition waivers are also available.

Facilities: The sculpture program offers its advanced and graduate students private off- campus studios and equipment for mixed medium construction, wood fabrication, steel/ metal welding and fabrication. Facilities/equipment for fiberglass construction, and casting equipment for all foundry metals are located in the main campus facility.

Additional Resources: The School of Art and Design as a whole, hosts an impressive Visiting Artist and Scholars program. The School contains a large gallery space where professional artists and various student exhibitions are held. A medium size gallery space is designated for graduate student exhibitions. The NIU Art Museum is also present on campus and schedules an ongoing rotation of professional exhibitions and visiting artist events, often in conjunction with the School of Art and Design.

Admissions: The deadline for application to the NIU Graduate School for the School of Art and Design graduate program in studio arts is: February 1.

Application materials and additional information may be obtained from:

School of Art and Design Graduate Programs
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

How to Apply

Telephone: (815) 753‐0292
Fax: (815) 753‐7701


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