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BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture

College
WIMBLEDON
Start date
September 2018
Course length
3 years
UCAS code
W131

Course summary

Course suspended for 2019/20

BA Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon will not be taking applications for 2019/20.

If you are interested in Fine Art Sculpture take a look at Camberwell BA Fine Art Sculpture.

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

Student work

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BA Sculpture Stories

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Course details

What you can expect

  • To develop your skills through experimentation and help from specialist technicians
  • A studio environment that supports you in developing your individual practice, as well as working with a team
  • To regularly exhibit and test your work in the studio, project spaces and external locations
  • To be challenged through dialogue with artists and curators
  • A contextual studies programme. This will expand your knowledge and understanding of fine art and its wider context
  • To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. View the Wimbledon facilities

You will experience a range of approaches to contemporary sculpture. These include:

  • Bronze casting
  • Contextual or site-based works
  • Drawing
  • Large-scale installations
  • Metal and woodwork
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Sound and video

Course units

Year 1

  • 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 2

  • 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 3

  • 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.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Artist and professional practice talks and workshops
  • Briefings, discussions, lectures and seminars
  • Cross course group crits
  • Field trips and off-site visits
  • Group and individual presentations and tutorials
  • Independent learning
  • Lectures and artist talks
  • Online learning
  • Peer learning and review
  • Portfolio review
  • Project planning
  • Research training
  • Student presentations
  • Studio and workshop based self directed study and research
  • Study skills
  • Technical workshops and inductions
  • Workshops on writing styles, research methodology and critical debate

Assessment methods

  • Blogs
  • Critical professional practice presentations
  • Exhibition of work
  • Off-site project
  • Peer evaluation
  • Portfolio
  • Presentations
  • Research journal
  • Self evaluation
  • Studio exhibition presentation
  • Technical skills
  • Written work - assignments, essays, reports, scripts and statements

Staff

How to apply

Opportunities for all

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability (e.g. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on disability@arts.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. All enquiries are treated confidentially. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages.

Entry requirements

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

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • A Level - 2 A levels grade C or above
  • or Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • or Pass, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • or Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • or Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • or Equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications. For example - International Baccalaureate Diploma pass achieved at 24 points or above
  • and 3 GCSE passes grade C or above

We will also consider 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.

English language requirements

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

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

Making your application

2019/20 entry

Course suspended for 2019/20 entry.

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

  • University code - U65
  • UCAS course code - W131

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

Following your UCAS application to this course all home / EU applicants will be invited to choose a date for a selection event.

What is a selection event?

A selection event is similar to an interview. You will be expected to bring your portfolio, which will be reviewed by course teams. The event will also give you a chance to meet current students, take a tour of the college and see the facilities.

More details about your selection event will be emailed to you once you have chosen your selection event date.

Applicants will be seen by 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.

2019/20 entry

Course suspended for 2019/20 entry.

There are 3 ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Wimbledon College of Arts:

Find out more information about applying through UCAS.

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

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

Study Abroad

Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course.

For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section.


Fees & Funding

Home / EU fee

£9,250 (2018/19 fees).

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.

International fee

£19,350 (2018/19 fees).

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

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Careers and alumni

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

Find out how careers and employability helps our students and graduates start their careers.

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