God was a sculptor. At Union, we view the act of Sculpture as a valid conversation concerning our heavenly Creator and an accurate method to address the world around us. This emphasis was designed with a skill focus at the forefront, as well as, practical knowledge of material, a detailed history of mediums and the practices of a working artist. Students are instructed in areas of metals, wood, plaster, clay, soft sculpture, alternative mediums and methods of replication. Students have 24-hour access to the department. The labs are outfitted with welding equipment, a working wood shop, kilns and other needed tools. Studio space is awarded based on merit and students can apply after their sophomore semester. Enrolled sculpture students are also eligible to participate in field trips to museums and studios of national artists, invited to display public art around campus and encouraged to participate behind the scenes of the Jackson Union Sculpture Tour (JUST), which takes place in the Jackson community every fall.