Taught course

Sculpture MA

Royal College of Art · School of Arts and Humanities

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Entry requirements

Sculpture candidates should:

  • have a good first degree in sculpture or a relevant subject and display a facility with materials and techniques
  • be knowledgeable about the history and cultural relevance of the fine arts and be able to hold and articulate a view of their own work in relationship to that
  • be able to critically reflect on their work, to question received modes of production and frameworks, and metabolise academic, social and philosophical encounters

Applications for the 2020 intake are open. Visit the RCA website from this date for details.

Months of entry


Course content

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for six consecutive years (2015-2020) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

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 consider the specific manifestations of Sculpture, we prefer to think of it as a methodology from which to progress the production of art.

The Sculpture programme provides a structure that incorporates both individual and group tutorials, as well as a dedicated seminar programme. Critical reviews of student work are conducted consistently throughout the year and at the end of each term, and we invite external visitors to contribute to these discussions when they become School-wide.

Sculpture students have access to College-wide technical workshops as well as all facilities within the School of Arts & Humanities.

The programme offers:

  • a critical environment in which to discuss contemporary issues for making Sculpture now
  • individual and group tutorial and cross-School group crits, facilitated by leading practitioners and thinkers
  • a flexible studio space that can be used collectively or individually
  • access to a range of technical facilities including wood and metal workshops, the Moving Image Studio, traditional and digital printmaking, photography and wood and metal workshops, 3D modelling suite, retouching and moving image workstations, scanning and colour printing.
  • opportunities for exhibitions, overseas travel and international exchanges (including Paris, Kyoto, Austin Texas)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations100

Course contact details

RCA Student Recruitment