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There's no limit to your career possibilities when you pursue a master’s in Sculpture at PennWest Edinboro. Whether you want to work as a studio artist, become part of a theatrical or stage crew, or become a fabricator in a manufacturing, business or museum setting, Edinboro's MFA in Sculpture will put you on the right path.

Nationally Ranked

U.S. News & World Report names PennWest Edinboro's Master of Fine Arts degree one of the best in the nation. GradReports ranked Edinboro's MFA program #1 in 2020 based on tuition, median salaries and achievement.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Edinboro's intensive three-year, 60-credit Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture is built on the University's solid foundation of excellence in the arts. This program will prepare you with all the tools you need to become a successful maker, thinker and doer in the field of sculpture.

You'll have the opportunity to explore a range of traditional and contemporary approaches and work with different materials, such as wood, metal, Styrofoam, bronze, wax and plaster. To round out your education, you'll also participate in intimate graduate seminars in art history, theory and criticism, and contemporary practice.

The faculty and facilities of our nationally recognized Art Department ensure you both develop your artistic skills and find ways to market them in the creative economy.

Our alumni boast a record of excellence throughout the U.S. in the fields of art, academia and arts administration. All are prepared for lifelong research and routinely exhibit and publish their work in their specific field of study.

PennWest Edinboro has been a NASAD-accredited (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) since 2007. The University recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of education in visual art and art education.

How Edinboro Supports You.

A limited number of candidates are accepted into this prestigious program. That means you will work directly with our dedicated faculty. You'll have 24-hour access to your own studio, where you can develop a mature body of work.

Your faculty advisor will help you design your plan of study, which includes 30 hours of studio coursework in your area of specialization plus an additional 30 hours of graduate-level work in our residential program. You will mount a major studio exhibit before earning your MFA in Sculpture degree.

You'll receive funding through a full graduate assistantship with stipend and partial tuition waiver.

Join a Dynamic Community of Artists.

You'll thrive as an artist when you're surrounded by other creative talent at PennWest Edinboro. The Art Department has the widest array of studio offerings within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is a program of distinction at Edinboro.

Award-Winning Work

View the portfolios from student competitions and faculty exhibits.

A Place to Create

Immerse yourself in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable you to develop their own personal aesthetic.

Questions About This Program?

Terry McKelvey
Graduate Program Head
201 Hamilton Hall
Phone: 814-732-1155

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