Higher diploma in Visual Arts and Design for Sculpting Techniques
The Advanced Vocational Training Module in Sculpting Techniques secures comprehensive conceptual and technical knowledge within the field of sculpture and spatial works.
It involves researching the personal creative process to reach a unique artistic language.
With the knowledge acquired, students can design and execute volumetric and spatial objects while studying the form, technique and creative processes of applied sculptural arts using different materials (wood, stone, metal, etc.).
- Creation and realisation of sculptures, personally or on commission.
- Reproduction and restoration of volumetric works.
- Construction of prototypes, models and mock-ups for businesses, town planning, industrial design and architecture.
- Within architecture and town planning: ornamentation, restoration, rehabilitation, conservation and urban furniture, and artistic and cultural heritage.
- Technical skills in all sculpting techniques: sculpting in stone and wood, modelling, welding and wrought iron, bronze casting, reproductions in diverse materials including clay, cement, plaster, resin and silicon.
- Within popular culture: creation and reproduction of parade figures and sets.
- Stage design for the theatre and pop-up or permanent art installations, interventions in space and playgrounds.
- Creation of trophies, medals, sports plaques and corporate gifts.
- Decoration of store windows, showcases and exhibition areas.
- Interventions in multidisciplinary work of a creative or technical nature.
- Sculpture applied to all types of materials and requirements.
On-the-job training can be carried out at the same time as the modules, or intensively at the end of the year, or during the final project. The work placement phase must preferably be done during second year.
Work placement objectives
- To guide students in developing a clearer idea about their own abilities and interests.
- To facilitate transition into work and train qualified professionals for the workplace.
- The following are specific objectives regarding artistic and vocational qualification:
- Significant learning of contemporary practices and technologies in a real corporate or institutional work environment.
Structure and Content of the Two Academic Years
|Content of Modules||Module Hours||Hours per Week|
|1st year||2nd year|
|History of Applied Arts for Sculpture||90||2||1|
|Artistic Drawing and Colour||195||3||3|
|Research and projection of sculpture||300||7||6|
|Volume and Projects||225||4||4|
|Artistic Wood Cutting Workshop||165||4|
|Artistic Stone Cutting Workshop||165||5|
|Artistic Hollowing and Moulding Workshop||165||4|
|Artistic Forging Workshop||165||4|
|Artistic Metal Melting Workshop||60||5|
|Training and Professional Orientation||30||2|
|Training in Centres of Work||75|
|Total hours per course||1875|