Sculpture - BA (Hons)

Programme video: Sculpture – BA (Hons)

Undergraduate Sculpture at ECA

We aim to provide our students with a supportive environment that will extend your creative outlook and skills base. Whilst sculpture has a legacy stretching back 70,000 years, it has been at the forefront of much of the change that has taken place in contemporary art in recent times. We expect that you will embrace this cultural legacy but with your eye fixed firmly on the future.

Our programme of study allows you to gather skills through hands-on experience in our purpose-built workshops and studios, whilst at the same time, developing fluency in a visual language which is concerned with form, space and presence. We seek to empower you with a wide range of making and thinking strategies that will allow you to make informed decisions about what kind of artist/sculptor you wish to become.

We encourage our students to push the limits of their own creative boundaries and to take risks through experimentation. Research, drawing and visual thinking are key to the underpinning of your practice and we encourage a philosophy that allows the mind to recruit whatever is necessary to improve and feed your work. Sculpture staff are engaged in a wide range of research interests that feed into the teaching spectrum and this enhances and informs the discussions around the making and exhibiting of work produced by students.

Critical discussion is central to the teaching programme and beyond the valuable one-to-one teaching you will receive, there are weekly project spaces and other events which involve students at all levels in the wider debates about making and thinking about contemporary art practice.

Our students leave well equipped to immediately engage with the professional art world and ahead of many graduates possess the ability to give talks and presentations, mount substantial exhibitions and lead the way forward in the constantly changing and exciting field of contemporary art.

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Kenny Hunter, Programme Director | View staff profile >

David Moore: Lecturer, Art Practice 4 Course Organiser, Visiting Lecturer RCA | View staff profile >

Andrea Roe, Lecturer | View staff profile >

Ewan Robertson, Lecturer | View staff profile >

Kevin Dagg, Lecturer | View staff profile >

Gordon Munro, Lecturer and Assistant Director of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop | View staff profile >


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Astaire Art Prize judging taking place in the ECA Sculpture Court
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