The practice of Sculpture, Environmental Art and Social Practice has a long and illustrious tradition in the Wolverhampton School of Art (est.1851) with notable staff and alumni including Anish Kapoor and Cornelia Parker. As a student in Sculpture and Environmental Art you will be able to engage with all the diverse disciplines of contemporary Fine Art practice (including painting, printmaking, conceptual and social practice, film, video, performance, installation and photography) whilst gaining a specialist and deeper learning experience in the specific fields of sculpture and environmental art.
The subject area has well established connections with regional museums and galleries, as well as artist-run studio and project spaces, which provide opportunities for students to exhibit and respond to external sites and briefs at a professional level.
The Sculpture and Environmental Art course is located in the purpose-built Wolverhampton School of Art. You will have a top floor studio space of your own in the spacious Fine Art facilities and join a stimulating community of fine art practitioners where you can test ideas and discuss decisions/ motivations/ media processes in relation to your individually negotiated themes and practices. Our vibrant, well used studio becomes the base for your increasingly independent and personally-focused learning.
The BA (Hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art Course:
- Is a diverse and vibrant course which embraces a wide range of specialist media and creative practices including painting, sculpture, printmaking, conceptual and social practice, film video, photography, performance and installation.
- Is taught in unique purpose-built, spacious and well-equipped studio spaces, supported by a wide range of workshops and facilities.
- Provides access to an exceptional set of workshops including a bronze foundry, a stone carving yard and a fully functioning glass blowing workshop through to the very latest audio-visual computers, digital manufacturing techniques and prototyping hardware.
- Has gained an excellent reputation in our student satisfaction surveys, in 2015 our Fine Art course scored a rating of 93% satisfaction among out students, putting us among the top Fine Art courses in the country.
- Graduates go on to set up their own studio spaces, work in galleries, schools, community arts and many other professions, with high employment figures within six months of graduating.
- Maintains a vibrant space for studio practice. As a student on the course you will have your own studio space and make work alongside other lecturers and artists. We run a host of one-to-one, group and lecture sessions, public lectures, a visiting speaker program and regular international study trips.
- Is designed to provide you with the best possible creative education centred on employability and student support. At each level two yearlong modules allow you to experience and engage with projects of increasing complexity and varied timescales that reflect the breadth and flexibility of the contemporary Fine Art world.
- Provides a carefully structured approach that encourages independent learning supported by an integrated delivery of contextual, theoretical, technical and practical skills.
- Members of the National Association of Fine Art Education.
The member of academic staff who leads this course is Dr. Christian Mieves