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BA (Hons) in Sculpture & Combined Media

Course Code: A8114


Level

8

Duration

3 Years (After 1 year in common entry course)

Department

Fine Art


CAO Points

Course Type

Undergrad Add Ons

Location

Clare Street

This course offers students the opportunity to develop and experiment using sculptural techniques and media. Individual studio practice is developed through taught workshops in sculpture techniques combined with a range of studio based multi-media experimentation. Students develop a strong sculptural skill-set, but also become expert within the broader field of cultural production such as curation, public art, commissions, exhibition and cultural event planning, professional promotion and developing education workshops.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry into Sculpture & Combined Media is by competition and selection during LC110 First Year Art & Design (Common Entry).                                                   

Applications will also be considered for Advanced Entry from those with a FETAC Level 6 qualification (or equivalent) and/or relevant prior learning.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Year 2

This year is focused of building skills through student selected sculpture processes such as: photography dark room/printing analogue B/W, metalworking/welding (elective), plaster resin casting/mould making (elective), digital sound art (elective), material & processes - wood construction (elective). In addition workshops are run in armature making, Large Scale Multi material drawing, tool making, statement writing, 3D printing, drawing, inflatable sculpture and peer-to-peer workshops, digital image formatting and studio management.

Year 3

This year is focused on sculpture processes such as: video editing/production Video & Installation Art, Video Mapping, Stop-Motion Animation & Blue Screen Video Production. Public performance (elective) and collaborative practice. Additional skills in medium/large format photography (elective) are offered. Studio practice explores sources of art research and group tutorials concentrate on studio themes of public art, installation art, live art, professional practice, environmental art, stop motion animation, new media interventions, and performance art. This year offers internship/work experience, and student exhibitions/professional practice. This year European Erasmus exchange (optional), takes place as well as field trips/gallery visits.

Year 4

This is the Degree year and is concentrated on expanding student’s self-directed themes and their own sculpture practice, through a series of workshops and seminars on: installation & presentation methods, methods of engaging with an audience and professional practice. This culminates with degree show production and display.

Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within the institute or elsewhere.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this course have worked in the following areas:                               

  • Practicing visual artists
  • Film & Television
  • Theatre set design
  • Gov. Administration
  • Local Cultural Development
  • Script Writers
  • Contemporary Sound/Interdisciplinary Artists
  • Art Educationalists
  • Teachers
  • Researchers