Sculpting Art

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sculpting Art

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    Sculpting Art provides a general introduction to contemporary art history, with examples and inspiration drawn from the University of Stirling’s public art and scultpure collections. The course is especially designed for students to explore sculptural representation from figurative artworks at the end of the 20th century to the commencement of Modernism and its relationship to new technologies and different forms of art representation. 

    To complement an understanding of this transformational period in art history, we have also designed the course to provide students with a practical approach. In particular, students will be provided with an opportunity to gain knowledge of basic sculptural construction and critique methods. Students will undertake research and create their own art portfolios based on the class excursion, lecture material and assignments. Portfolio assignments will include the creation of sculptural drawings and/or small models (maquettes) to support student learning of basic sculptural design and concepts. 
    Over the duration of the course, students will be able to develop a new understanding of the sculptural arts, and will have the opportunity to apply research and critical thinking, photographic and drawing skills and social media in their assignments. 
    Excursion(s): This module includes a one-day excursion to the Dean Art Gallery in Edinburgh. The artworks by sculptor, Eduardo Paolozzi, will be a particular focus. Note: Students will be asked to bring a digital camera for some of their assignments. Phone or notebook cameras are acceptable. 

Course Disclaimer

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