Department of Fine & Applied Arts - Tshwane University of Technology
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...................................... Sculpture

The sculpture subject is ever expanding and is spread over a period of four years, namely 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. Students are trained to develop thoughts and skills for their use as practicing artists. Students can obtain their National Diploma in Fine Arts after three years or a B Tech in Fine Arts after a fourth year. It is also possible to specialize in sculpture on a post-graduate level (M Tech Fine Arts).

The training in necessary skills is spread over the 4 year course, which creates a foundation by exposing the student to critical thinking, creativity, manual skills and conceptualization abilities. Sculpture encompasses practical, intellectual, communal and entrepreneurial applications, and the course aims to allow the students to expand their potential in related artistic fields.

In 1st year students are encouraged to make use of an assortment of resources and techniques, where basic sculptural processes are applied and expanded, for later more advanced handling of materials and equipment. In 2nd year projects are linked to themes where more complex sculptural techniques are employed. This also marks the beginning of conceptual development and emphasis is placed on experimentation. 3rd and 4th year students are expected to develop their own unique art making language and to develop their own processes, ideas and content, together with more advanced creative, critical and technical skills.

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