BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture

BA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts fosters an enquiring and experimental approach to sculpture practice, its history and contemporary contexts.

Facts

Course Leader

Sarah Woodfine

Course Location

Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road

Study LevelUndergraduate
Study ModeFull time
Course Length3 years
Home/EU Fee

£9,250 (2017/18).

Tuition fees for undergraduate degree courses have been set at £9,250 per year for full-time study. This applies from the 2017/18 academic year, subject to changes in the law. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students, in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Please visit our Undergraduate tuition fees page for more information.

Use UAL’s fees and funding calculator as a guide to how much your studies may cost in your first year.

International Fee

£17,920 (2017/18).

Fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course.

Use UAL’s fees and funding calculator as a guide to how much your studies may cost in your first year.

 

Start DateSeptember 2017
Autumn Term DatesMonday 25 September - Friday 8 December 2017
Spring Term DatesMonday 8 January - Friday 16 March 2018
Summer Term DatesMonday 16 April 2018 - Friday 22 June 2018
Application Route

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Application Deadline15 January 2017
UCAS CodeW131
University CodeU65

Content and Structure

Content: what students can expect

  • A dynamic environment where students will be challenged through dialogue with highly engaged artists and curators
  • To develop their skills through experimentation and instruction from specialist technicians
  • A lively and stimulating studio environment that supports students developing their individual practice, as well as working as part of a team
  • To regularly exhibit and test their work in studio, project spaces and external locations
  • A contextual studies programme to further expand their knowledge and critical understanding of the wider context of fine art

To experience a wide range of approaches to contemporary sculpture, including:

  • Bronze casting
  • Contextual or site-based works
  • Drawing
  • Large-scale installations
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Sound and video
  • Traditional sculpture techniques, including metal and woodwork

Structure

Year One

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Fine Art: Painting, Sculpture, Print and Time-Based Media
  • Unit 2: Introduction to subject specific practice
  • Unit 3: Establishing subject specific practice
  • Unit 4: Introduction to critical practice for fine art

Year Two

  • Unit 5: Understanding collaborative practice
  • Unit 6: Developing subject specific practice part 1
  • Unit 7: Developing subject specific practice part 2
  • Unit 8: Developing contextual practice for fine art

Year Three

  • Unit 9: Realisation of subject specific art practices
  • Unit 10: Realisation of critical practice and research for fine art

Work experience and opportunities

Our students have the chance to work on site-specific projects, including a collaborative project at south Wimbledon station sponsored by Platform for Arts as well as the annual PARK exhibition at nearby Cannizaro Park.

Students can also study abroad in their second year as part of the college’s erasmus scheme.

Staff

Sarah Woodfine - Course Leader

Sarah Woodfine studied Postgraduate Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 1995. She went on to win the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2004 and is represented by Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art. Woodfine's work has been exhibited internationally and is held in various public and private collections, including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and Middlesbrough's Institute of Modern Art.

Read Sarah Woodfine's full biography

Staff

Careers

Our recent graduates have undertaken artists' residencies in Norway, Spain and France, moved into arts management, curating and teaching as well as taking up postgraduate study.

Work placements with artists including Jamie Shovlin, Ryan Gander and Gavin Turk and galleries Haunch of Venison and Peer have also led to jobs on graduating.

Alumni

Entry Requirements

We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements.

Applicants will have, or are expected to achieve, either:

  • A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • 1 GCE A Level
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • University of the Arts London level 3 Pre-University Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design
  • 4 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma pass achieved at 28 points or above 
  • An equivalent level of performance in other internationally recognised national school leaving or university entrance qualifications

or

  • Other evidence of prior learning and experience via Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning - AP(E)L and / or alternative qualifications assessed as offering the same level as the above requirements 

In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:

  • 2 GCE A Levels
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.

If English isn’t your first language

All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

IELTS Academic Test for UKVI is approved by the UK government for your UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application. No other test can be accepted. It is accepted as proof of your English language ability. 

Portfolio advice

Portfolios should show the following:

  • Clear evidence of independent study and self-initiated work complete and in-progress
  • A selection of work demonstrating an interest in sculpture either as method or context 
  • A range of ideas 
  • An ability to be self-reflective
  • An interest in fine art and other visual art forms

At interview and portfolio review

 We look for:

  • An interest, commitment and motivation for studying the subject
  • An understanding of the subject, including examples of contemporary and historical art
  • An ability to communicate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing
  • Evidence of some art making skills relevant to a students' ambitions
  • An ability to investigate and develop ideas independently

Home / EU applicants

All applicants for this course will be invited for interview and should bring their portfolio.

Applicants will be seen by a team of Fine Art tutors from Painting, Print and Time-Based Media and Sculpture.

Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative BA Fine Art course at Wimbledon.

This decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants' creative potential and interests.

International applicants

Interviews and portfolio reviews - applicants can be interviewed in a number of different ways: 

  • By phone or Skype
  • In their country, if your application was made though one of our official representatives 
  • At our international office based at Chelsea College of Arts

Funding

Use UAL’s scholarship search to find out what funding may be available to you.

How to apply

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application deadline is 15 January.

Home / EU applicants

You must apply through UCAS, where you’ll need the following information:

  • University code - U65
  • UCAS course code - W131

International applicants

There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Wimbledon College of Arts:

Find out more information about applying through UCAS

Deferred entry

This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from Home, EU and International applicants.

Study Abroad applicants

Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course for a period of up to three terms. 

For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section

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