|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
A critical environment in which to discuss contemporary issues for making sculpture.
The study of sculpture is ever-expanding and includes object-making, public art and social practices, site and space, performance, sound, film and video. Rather than only considering the specific manifestations of sculpture, we prefer to think of it as a methodology from which to progress the production of art.
This means that the Sculpture programme at the RCA supports a diverse, experimental and expansive approach to the development of artistic practice. Students are encouraged to adopt a critical and reflexive approach to the production, development and display of their work. Important to the programme ambition is that students situate their practice within the social, political and economic conditions of the contemporary world; identifying what sculpture can contribute to ongoing material, critical, technological, and philosophical debates.
To that end, core staff and visitors demonstrate that research and experimentation are highly valued elements of study, and can lead students to imagine new materials and spaces, to innovate with technology, for impact towards social transformation, sustainability and political awareness and change.
The programme supports collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to the making and exhibiting of sculpture. Central to this interdisciplinary approach is the critique (and celebration) of the historical forms of sculpture, a legacy that we regard as a launch pad for rethinking the future.
Please note all applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the given deadline.
To provide prospective students with opportunities to find out about the RCA experience and programmes we run a number of on-campus and online open days as well as events in various countries around the world. You can find out about upcoming events or watch replays of past open days on the RCA website.