As a Sculpture and Functional Art student, you’ll learn and experiment in spacious
classrooms with plentiful natural light. You’ll also have access to private personal
studio spaces and communal exhibition spaces equipped with expansive display walls
and track-lighting. A spacious and well-equipped woodshop, supervised by an experienced technician, is also at your disposal, with over 30
pieces of equipment including table saws and a fully-ventilated walk-in spray paint
and glue room. You’ll also have access a wide variety of ceramics facilities, including
a clay mixing room, clay sculpture studio, glaze room, and kiln room; a metals sculpture
studio featuring mig and tig welding equipment, hydraulic shear, hydraulic slip roller,
hydraulic iron worker, metals band saw, metal disc sander, large high-speed metal
lathe, pneumatic planishing hammer, and more.
Elsewhere on campus, you’ll have access to The Dow Center FlexLab, KCAD’s state-of-the-art digital fabrication facility featuring 3D printers and scanners,
laser cutting and vinyl cutting machines, wide format printers, and more; and the KCAD Library, which provides access to millions of books through the MeLCat shared library catalog
as well as access to specialized research databases and subscriptions to scholarly
journals; and much more.
KCAD also regularly brings visiting artists to campus for guest lectures, critiques,
and workshops, and offers a number of summer travel/study experiences as well as internships
during the academic year and the summer. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue work
in a variety of settings, such as professional fine art studios, museums, and community
arts organizations, to name a few.