We recognise that many Art students want to specialise from the outset of their degree, focusing the development of skills in one clear discipline area. We have excellent specialist sculpture facilities within the building that support a wide range of practice. There are specialist workshops in metal, wood, stone, and ceramics. We give regular demonstrations in techniques and processes and the whole area is run by technical staff and academic tutors, including visiting artists who bring professional expertise to the area. Sculpture encompasses a variety of skills and techniques enabling you to develop professional approaches to a range of making processes, including welding, casting, modeling, carving and assemblage. It also incorporates installation aspects of sculpture allowing you to work in a multidisciplinary way. Lectures and seminars along with the peer group critique in the studio, support independent, self-directed work. Students will learn to create their own negotiated pattern of work as they move towards an exhibition for their degree show in their final year. You will have the opportunity to visit a major international city at an affordable cost to study the museums, galleries and culture. Recent cities have included Berlin, Barcelona, Venice and Madrid. Trips to museums and galleries in London and other cities take place throughout the academic year. We offer you the opportunity to exhibit your work outside of the artOne building. A series of selected work is hung in the general public spaces and provides a professional showcase for your work. As well as these public spaces there is the opportunity to show work in the University’s Otter Gallery. Main Studio and Workshop Skills and Activities will include: Welding; Carving; Bronze casting and ceramics sculpture; Wood, stone and metal working; Bronze and aluminium casting; Plaster, carving, ceramics and modelling.