The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Art or Digital Media BA (Hons) or BDes (Hons) degree courses, which include Fashion, Fine Art, Furniture Design, Glass and Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Paint and Print Making, Photography, Product Design, Sculpture and Environmental Art — The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Arts and Digital Media.
Wolverhampton's Art courses were ranked 27th out of those offered by 67 providers in the Guardian League Tables 2019. www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2018/may/29/university-guide-2019-league-table-for-art
The Sculpture and Environmental Art course is located in a purpose-built school of art. In the spacious fine art studios and specialist workshops (metal, wood, glass, ceramics, bronze foundry) you will have the opportunity to develop a sustainable practice. The specialisation of Sculpture and Environmental Art aims to offer you the opportunity to concentrate on sculptural practices and artistic responses towards the environment, including psycho-geographical approaches.
As a Sculpture and Environmental Art student you will be encouraged to develop your ideas by investigating the potential of materials and spaces available in the school and its immediate surroundings. You will develop an understanding of contemporary sculpture and environmental art practice, through experiment, research and critical thinking. You will consider making work in response to a context or site, and in the public realm. You will have the opportunity to acquire skills in modes of practice ranging from traditional through to contemporary media and processes, from object-making, through construction, carving, casting, to time-based practices such as video, performance, installation, site-specific and digitally generated work.