Each of our four-year BA (Hons) degrees in Art shares common elements of study during your first year. Subsequently you will develop visual ideas through appropriate materials and technical processes.
Projects in casting, metal and wood will be conducted in the workshops and collaborative, research and site-specific methods introduced. Supporting studies in drawing, research and visual thinking, and professional practice will link to the projects.
One-day events, visits, workshops, exhibitions and tutorials will punctuate periods of personal investigation and making.
Experimentation is encouraged and weekly group crits analyse the context for siting work. You will compile thorough documentation of your work and ideas to evidence your professional practice skills.
Towards the end of your study you will develop a self-initiated, highly motivated attitude to your practice and research. You will professionally install work with the added opportunity to participate in external exhibitions, which will be supported by tutorials, seminars, gallery visits and discussions.
Your work in the Degree Show exhibition will be a distillation of what you have learned and developed during your time at the College.
Our facilities include the following:
We have a medium-scale ceramics kiln and casting amenities for bronze and aluminium.
Also available are installation/performance spaces, a video projection space and a computing suite with digital software that includes working with sound, video editing and desktop publishing.
You will be given an individual workspace in one of several purpose-built sculpture studios.
All work from Year 4 is seen towards the end of the third term and a selection which expresses the student's personal statement is presented as a degree exhibition.
There are both internal and external stages of assessment.
The Head of Sculpture and staff involved with tutoring Year 4 students normally participate in the internal assessment which is conducted as a critical discussion around established assessment criteria.
An external examiner will moderate and discuss the internal assessment and may choose to speak to individual students if necessary. The Examination Board Staff, the external examiner and staff from Visual and Cultural Studies will then meet and finalise grades.
This article was published on Apr 19, 2012