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.).

Career opportunities

  • 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.

Work placement

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 ModulesModule HoursHours per Week
1st year2nd year
History of Applied Arts for Sculpture 90 2 1
Artistic Drawing and Colour 195 3 3
Descriptive Geometry 75   2
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    
Final Project      
Total hours per course 1875    
  • Joan Ramon
  • Dani Juan 2
  • Roger Sanguino
  • Nona Porxas

Title
Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Design for Sculpting Techniques.

Category
Sculpture.

Level
Advanced Vocational Training in Visual Arts and Design.

Duration
2,000 class hours. Two years. 120 ECTS.

Access to higher university courses
Direct access to university courses pursuant to attachment 3 of Decree 113/2001 of 2 May for holders of the higher diploma in visual arts and design shall be provided in accordance with the selection procedures for acceptance into university for students who meet the legal requirements needed to obtain a university place.