- Start dateSeptember 2018
- Course length3 years
- UCAS codeW131
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture
Places available 2018/19
This course has places available for UK and EU applicants only. Applications have now closed for international students. You can apply for this course via the ‘How to apply’ section on this page. For a full list of UAL courses open for 2018/19 entry, visit the Clearing page.
BA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts fosters an enquiring and experimental approach to sculpture practice, its history and contemporary contexts.
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Content: what students can expect
- A dynamic environment where students will be challenged through dialogue with highly engaged artists and curators
- To develop your skills through experimentation and instruction from specialist technicians
- 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 and traditional sculpture techniques, including metal and woodwork
- A lively and stimulating studio environment that supports you in developing your 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 have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. View the Wimbledon facilities section
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Critical professional practice presentations
- Exhibition of work
- Off-site project
- Peer evaluation
- Research journal
- Self evaluation
- Studio exhibition presentation
- Technical skills
- Written work - assignments, essays, reports, scripts and statements
How to apply
Home / EU applicants
Please note, this course has places available for UK and EU applicants only for 2018/19 entry. Applications for 2019/20 entry will open in Autumn 2018.
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.
Applications for 2018/19 entry for this course are now closed for international applicants. Applications for 2019/20 entry will open in Autumn 2018.
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
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.
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:
- IELTS level 6.0 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements)
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
Fees and 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.
£19,350 (2018/19 fees).
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.
Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.
Scholarships and awards
There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.
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.