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CERT HE Sculpture: Casting, Carving, Construction

Programme Description


UCAS Code: C22

Course Code: CASC

A recent addition to our portfolio of University level programmes is the Certificate of Higher Education.

This is a Level 4 stand alone qualification that is the first year of our Degree Programme which is focused on processes, skills and understanding sculptural materials. The course can be studied on a full time basis over one academic year, or part time over two years and will enable those students who are unable to commit to studying for a full BA Honours Degree.

Taught in well equipped studios through practical hands-on sessions, students learn to work in metal casting, modelling, fabrication, hand carving of stone and wood and drawing in dedicated workshops in small group sizes learning through practical experience in a safe inclusive environment.

At a Glance

  Full Time / Part Time

  1 year full time, 2 years part time

 Jobs Well Campus 

Programme Features


Our purpose built art school offers you individual workshops and studios for life-drawing, metal casting in our foundry, woodworking, plaster work, stone carving and metal fabrication.

The course supports the development of your studio practice with an emphasis on learning the craft and skill of making sculpture within a concenptual framework. Lectures focused on contextual studies and dialogue enable you to position yourself and your practice in terms of art history and contemporary critical thought, in order to equip you with tools to map and research your own subject matters. This taught creative thinking ability associated with fine art sculptural practice is becoming increasingly important in the world of commerce and business.


Programme Content


A skills based year delivered through a series of workshops. 

The year comprises of seven modules: Modelling Mould Making and Casting, Steel Fabrication, Clay Sculpting, Carving, Construction and Fabrication, Developing Visual Language, Learning in the Digital Era and Creative Project.

Progression & Employment


Once you have successfully completed the Certificate of Higher Education, you could progress to level 5 of the full degree if you chose to do so.

Upon completing the full BA (Hons) Degree (years 2 & 3) we have had students go on to becoming self-employed sculptors / artists, artist’s assistant, scene designers, art therapists, set builders, public sector workers, an educator, exhibition curator, art critique / journalist researcher, post-graduate study (MA, PhD), philosopher, innovator etc.


Method of Assessment


Assessment is on-going through workshop plenary sessions, critiques, formative and summative assessment with aural and written feedback.

Entry Requirements


Tariff score points accepted: A minimum of 96 points or equivalent portfolio ability for mature applicants.

All full time applicants need to apply online through UCAS.

Part time students apply through the college application system https://www.colegsirgar.ac.uk/index.php/en/application-form 

Programme Directors interview every applicant and discuss your portfolio of artwork and ambitions with you. This is a vital part of our selection process to ensure that the course is right for you and you are right for the course. 

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Additional Costs


There are no additional studio fees. However, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for specialist materials, printing and for course related excursions.