Oxford Brookes University

Social Sculpture

The course offers a special focus on social sculpture, agents of change and ecological citizenship, connective practices and cultural creative action. Alongside exploring strategies of engagement, and the relationship between imagination and transformation, it makes special reference to the proposals, projects and legacy of Joseph Beuys. The course also explores the broader field of expanded art practices, examining theoretical and philosophical frameworks; exploring the relationship of social sculpture to ecological sustainability; and developing practice-based methodologies and strategies as the basis for students own practice-based, interdisciplinary social sculpture and expanded art projects.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, i.e. an upper 2nd or 1st, in any subject or an internationally recognised qualification equivalent to a good British Honours degree. Applicants without a first degree, but with extensive experience in the arts or other disciplines relevant to the programme may also be considered. If English is not the applicants first language then IELTS 6.0-7.0 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking will be required.

Course modules

Modules include: Creative strategies; research and development; the theories and practices of social sculpture.

Assessment methods

The assessment methods include: practical presentations of resolved artworks, written self-evaluations for each creative project, a written research portfolio, written assignments and reports and a final presentation of practical work as part of the MA Festival which includes exhibitions and events.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
MA Full-time £ 5,310 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,870 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months
MA Part-time £ 2,710 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

Key information

School of Arts
Telephone number: 
01865 484959