Merlin Entertainments

Life-modelling at Wimbledon College of Arts
Life-modelling at Wimbledon College of Arts
Wimbledon College of Arts

Merlin Entertainments’ brands include Madame Tussauds and the London Dungeon. So the entertainment attraction provider often recruits highly skilled figurative sculptors to create their exceptionally life-like models and waxworks.

Merlin was aware there was a possibility that the teaching of sculpture using life models may not be able to continue on the BA Technical Arts and Special Effects course at Wimbledon College of Arts due to its cost.

Knowing this is a key skill for figurative sculpture, Merlin made a substantial financial contribution to the course, to enable life model teaching to continue.

“We recruit most of our sculptors from Wimbledon. The fundamental sculpting skills they’re learning are appropriate for our business and they fit in very easily because they’ve got a strong foundation in sculpture.”

- Liz Malinowski, Production Manager, Merlin Entertainments

Wimbledon's partnership with Merlin Entertainments highlights the importance and advantages of companies investing in new talent to secure the future of their profession. Students continue to benefit from Wimbledon’s relationship with Merlin, and Merlin continues to recruit talented sculptors with relevant skills.

If you are interested in working with our students please get in touch.

Contact:

Abby Viner
Research and Enterprise Development Manager

+44 (0)20 7514 7124
a.viner@arts.ac.uk