Glasgow School of Art Programme-Figurative Sculpture

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Glasgow School of Art Programme-Figurative Sculpture

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Studio Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to work three-dimensionally from the human figure in clay. Sculpting directly in clay students will develop their observational skills, ability to handle clay and senses of proportion and form. Students will build and model clay so that completed pieces can be kiln fired, after which they will learn how to finish their sculptures using a variety of techniques and materials.

    Evaluation and credits

    Assessment of students' work takes place regularly throughout the course on an informal basis and twice during the course on a formal basis. Assessments take the form of individual tutorials and group reviews.

    After the final assessment students will be issued with a letter-band grade in accordance with the University of Glasgow Study Abroad guidelines. The grade will indicate the level of students' performance and the work made during the course.

    Students will receive 10 Scotcat (University of Glasgow) credits which is approximately equivalent to 2.5 US credits.


    • Classes usually run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 
    • Each class is three-hours long.
    • All teaching is conducted on the Glasgow School of Art campus.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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