Full-time program state-approved Sculptor

Our state-approved Sculptor program in full-time takes approximately three years. It is exceptionally versatile and exciting and focuses primarily on the development of primary craft skills. It covers topics like materials, structure and construction of a three-dimensional body, observing and rendering a sculpture, molding as well as manufacturing your own sculpting tools. The students will gain a structural and thorough knowledge to become a successful sculptor. This craft also helps people for branches like character design.

Full-time program state-approved Sculptor

Program encompasses at least 15 hours study per week.


Who should apply?
Novices as well as professional artists, who like to work with their hands, who want to become professional sculptors or those who want to get a further education in Character Design. Anybody over 18 years of age is welcome.

When can I start?

The year is divided into three trimesters, each eleven weeks long. You may start your studies at the beginning of any trimester.
Hours of instruction?
Classes are taught in three-hour blocks. A part-time student can either choose between the morning blocks from Monday to Friday from 9:30 – 12:30 or the afternoon blocks which are from Monday to Friday from 13:30 – 16:30. Each trimester the part-time students can reconfigure between the morning and afternoon blocks.
This is the schedule for the full-time students.

09:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 16:30
17:00 – 19:00
09:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 16:30
17:00 – 19:00
09:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 16:30
17:00 – 19:00
09:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 16:30
17:00 – 19:00
09:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 16:30
09:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 16:30

Class times are Monday to Friday from 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday you can participate in our evening class from 17:00 – 19:00, however that is not mandatory.

How long does it take?
The complete the full-time Sculpture program you will need approximately three years. As a part-time student it will take about the double of time.

Depending on your decision for the full- or the part-time program, your monthly fees will be:
Full-time Sculpture Program:
30 hours a week: 700,00 €
Part-time Sculpture Program:
15 hours a week: 500 €

  • No prerequisites
  • Begin at the start of any trimester
  • Students from abroad welcome. Non-EU students are responsible for securing a Visa
  • Language of instruction is English (possibility of instruction in German)
  • Official certificate upon completion of program

Hours per week3015
Average number of trimester*918
Trimester fee monthly**700,00 €500,00 €
Trimester fee**2.800,00 €2.000,00 €
Hours per week: 30
Average number of trimester*: 9
Trimester fee monthly**: 700,00 €
Trimester fee**: 2.800,00 €
Hours per week: 15
Average number of trimester*: 18
Trimester fee monthly**: 500,00 €
Trimester fee**: 2.000,00 €

*Each year is made up of three trimesters
**This excludes cost of materials, accommodation and living expenses
***Non-EU students are responsible for securing a Visa

In this program you are taught the skills of a century old craft that you can hardly find anywhere else. We will teach you to create a timeless type of communication that can ideally even be immortalized in bronze. Learn to observe and create a three-dimensional body, how to render and understand the meaning of light and shadow to reach a high quality as a sculpture. These skills are also relevant for modern professions such as Motion Designers or Character Designers.

Instruction centers on studio practice. The majority of work will take place at the easel and is taught by professionals. For example:

  • Figurative Drawing

    Within the whole program every day you will switch between working with clay and drawing from a nude model. You, too, will master the depiction in drawing of proportions, gestures, facial expressions and anatomy.
  • Anatomy
    For a deep understanding of the human body you will participate in our anatomy class. Here you will learn about the skeleton, muscles and agility of the human body. This will help you to sculpt and draw naturalistically.
  • Armatures and sculpting tools
    To work as a sculptor you need to be able to build the fitting armatures. This class also contains how to produce your own sculpting tools.
  • Techniques of molding
    To replicate your sculpture or cast your work in bronze, you need to learn how to mold. Students will learn about materials and techniques in this class.

zeichnende Person
drawing person