Master Craftsman Program

Master Craftsman Program and grinding steel

The School of Art and Design's Master Craftsman Program (MCP) is an academic program that provides students an opportunity to work on public art projects from initial concept to finished product. The program delivers high-impact learning practices for students through real-world applications. By engaging with clients throughout the Atlanta area, students are actively involved in creative placemaking and place-keeping providing positive impact on the surrounding communities.

Want to try your hand at becoming a Master Craftsman? First, you must take 3D Design (ART1200) and complete it with a passing grade. Then, you are free to sign up for Master Craftsman by registering for ART3340. You may take the class up to three times for credit.

Video, below: Master Craftsman Program instructor Page Burch creates a pair of KSU's wings for the "Forge Your Future. Find Your Wings" KSU campaign. 

Video, below: Master Craftsman students work on creating a memorial sculpture. 

Our Work: 

  • SGC International awards

    Annual Conference Awards

    Students in the Master Craftsman Program worked with Southern Graphics Council International to produce awards for their annual conference.

    • Gateway_Signage

      Sculptural Entryway Signage

      Students created sculptural signage for the new Gateway Park in Kennesaw; the signage was commissioned by the City of Kennesaw. 

      • Sundial City of Kennesaw

        Large-Scale Sundial

        This large-scale sundial was installed as public art for the new Gateway Park in Kennesaw and commissioned by the City of Kennesaw. 

        • Shade City of Kennesaw

          Sculptural Shade Structure

          Every park needs protection from the sun, and this shade structure for Kennesaw's Gateway Park fits the bill. 

          • Bench by Brooke Barrett

            Outdoor Bench, Red

            Visitors to the City of Kennesaw may rest for a bit on this bench designed and built by Brooke Barrett. 

            • Bench by Carrie McDaniel

              Outdoor Bench, Green

              The City of Kennesaw commissioned MCP to create functional art for the Main Street corridor, such as this bench by Carrie McDaniel. 

              • Aviation Park

                Aviation Park Sculptural Signage

                This impressive sign for Aviation Park was ordered by Town Center Community Improvement District.  

                • Museum Bench

                  Sculptural Outdoor Bench

                  This functional bench outside of the Southern Museum is a nod to the City of Kennesaw's ties to the railroad. 

                  • Museum Bench

                    Outdoor Bench

                    Public art meets function in this outdoor bench for the Southern Museum in Kennesaw. 

                    • Iron Pour

                      Iron Pour Demonstration

                      Students in MCP often demonstrate iron pours at festivals and other public events. Watch the video below! 

                      Students also created custom cast iron manhole covers for the Main Street corridor in downtown Kennesaw. Check out the detail in these functional public art pieces!