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The S&CM Programme

What is the programme about?

 

Sculpture and Combined Media at Limerick School of Art and Design is a vibrant, professional, experimental programme that offers students a balance between traditional making skills and contemporary sculpture practice, with relevant multimedia skills. The programme is structured to respond to the changing nature of contemporary sculptural art practice and also incorporates the use and understanding of new media and materials such as video, performance art, public art, internet based media, installation, sound art and photography. The programme prepares students to be independent, critical and to develop realistic ways of sustaining a practice in the social and cultural domain. A major strength is that the programme always considers the public and audience. It instils in the student the importance and an awareness of research, presentation, proposal writing and documentation of practice – which is invaluable as a professional artist. The programme also encourages students to look at how other traditional media such as film, theatre, dance and music relate to 3D Sculptural Practice

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Top Reasons for Choosing Sculpture & Combined Media:

 

1. The S&CM is a challenging course that prepares students for contemporary practice and the cultural industries.

 

2. Students who graduate from S&CM are now working in a diverse range of careers such as: public art, film, art history, art consultancy, public art offices, script writing, cultural industries, professional artists, curators, sound art, fine art auction houses & multi media industries.

 

3.We are one of the few courses in Ireland to run professional public art commissions.

 

Class Contact Hours

 

Initially 23 hours per week in Year 1; however, as the programme progresses, the course of study becomes increasingly self-directed.

 

Facilities

 

We have 2 large open studio spaces for our

undergrad students. These are bright spaces where students Hot-desk the workshop tables.

All our studios have high speed WIFI, each student has a private locker.

 

In addition we have state of the art

casting labs, welding lab and metal fabrication

workshops, access to a woodshop

material supply centre, Photo studio, with access to the latest DLSR and FHD Cameras. Our fab tech support is on hand to offer advice and support. Our media labs are MAC and PC compatbale with state of the art iMAC’s that each student 

can personally access during off peak workshop times. We have one of the most comprehensive Libraries of fine art books, periodicals and critical texts, artists videos and sound. We have the ability to run radio and wireless programming

and deliever lectures in both our seminar rooms and lecture theatres.

The students of the S&CM show work both on campus in our impressive former

Church, now Gallery space, and we have a number of specialised areas to showcase ongoing studio investigations.