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Sculpture & Combined Media – BA (Hons)

  • Campus: Clare Street, Limerick City

  • years: 3

Course Overview

This course offers students the opportunity to develop and experiment using sculptural techniques and media. Individual studio practice is developed through taught workshops in sculpture techniques combined with a range of studio based multi-media experimentation. Students develop a strong sculptural skill-set, but also become expert within the broader field of cultural production such as curation, public art, commissions, exhibition and cultural event planning, professional promotion and developing education workshops.

Why Choose BA (Hons) Sculpture & Combined Media?

In our workshops, chisels meet pixels, clay meets canvas, and tradition dances with technology. We’re not confined to stone or steel; we’re alchemists of expression. From clay to code, wood to wire, you’ll craft narratives that defy gravity.

Studio Alchemy: We take a multi-media approach to making and experimentation, from video installations to kinetic sculptures, the studio is a cauldron of ideas.

Beyond the Block: Sculpture isn’t solitary; it’s a conversation. On this programme we invite you to step beyond the studio and curate exhibitions, get involved in public art commissions and plan cultural events so that you can become a cultural producer and an architect of experiences.  

Forge Your Path: On this programme, you will master the art of curation, promotion, and education. You will be given opportunities to unleash your creativity in galleries, public spaces, and classrooms.

Contact Details

Michael McLoughlin


Caoimhe Kilfeather


What are the entry requirements?

Entry into Sculpture & Combined Media is by competition and selection during US800 First Year Art & Design (Common Entry).

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • This year is focused of building skills through student selected sculpture processes such as: photography dark room/printing analogue B/W, metalworking/welding (elective), plaster resin casting/mould making (elective), digital sound art (elective), material & processes – wood construction (elective). In addition workshops are run in armature making, Large Scale Multi material drawing, tool making, statement writing, 3D printing, drawing, inflatable sculpture and peer-to-peer workshops, digital image formatting and studio management.

  • This year is focused on sculpture processes such as: video editing/production Video & Installation Art, Video Mapping, Stop-Motion Animation & Blue Screen Video Production. Public performance (elective) and collaborative practice. Additional skills in medium/large format photography (elective) are offered. Studio practice explores sources of art research and group tutorials concentrate on studio themes of public art, installation art, live art, professional practice, environmental art, stop motion animation, new media interventions, and performance art. This year offers internship/work experience, and student exhibitions/professional practice. This year European Erasmus exchange (optional), takes place as well as field trips/gallery visits.

  • This is the Degree year and is concentrated on expanding student’s self-directed themes and their own sculpture practice, through a series of workshops and seminars on: installation & presentation methods, methods of engaging with an audience and professional practice. This culminates with degree show production and display.

What can you do after this programme?

Graduates of this course have worked in the following areas:

  • Practicing visual artists
  • Film & Television
  • Theatre set design
  • Gov. Administration
  • Local Cultural Development
  • Script Writers
  • Contemporary Sound/Interdisciplinary Artists
  • Art Educationalists
  • Teachers
  • Researchers

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within TUS or elsewhere.