Covering personal expression, a chosen method of production and the realities of the market, this program is indeed an ambitious one. Using a material and technique of choice, artisans must create, fabricate and share works of produced objects. The manner in which the program is structured reflects the ongoing relationship between creation and the management of the resulting object.
This specialization trains individuals to become sculptors specialized in form and space who are capable of creating small, medium or large sculptures that serve either an architectural, expressive, decorative, commemorative, signposting, utilitarian, social or artistic purpose.
These individuals come up with concepts and produce sculpted works using materials adapted to the purpose, space and, in some cases, the environment of the sculpture. They use different techniques such as modeling and carving as well as the construction and assembly of different components. Sculptors use a variety of materials including wood, stone, metal, clay, plaster and plastic. The work they do also includes estimating fabrication and production costs, marketing and promoting their works of art, managing a workshop or small business, and conducting research and development for new products.
In most cases, their work can be broken down into the following process: design a work of art, plan production, ensure availability of materials, tools and equipment, prepare the workshop for sculpture activities, create a piece using various techniques, apply finishing products, evaluate the quality of the finished work, prepare and hold an exhibition, package and deliver sculptures, set up the sculpture in its intended location and, lastly, carry out administrative tasks related to production.