Course Description

Certificate in Digital Sculpting

Certificate in Digital Sculpting is a course run by IADT, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 16 weeks. Certificate in Digital Sculpting gives a Course Qualification of Special Purpose Award / Certificate, awarded by IADT. For more information about Certificate in Digital Sculpting at IADT, please review the details below.

This Certificate in Digital Sculpting course is designed as a week by week introduction to Z-Brush to help you realize and explore your concepts efficiently in 3D.

ZBrush is an industry standard sculpting and 3D modelling application commonly used in animation, AR/VR, film/TV, illustration, jewellery design, prop making, and general sculptural practices. It is used as a tool to conceptualize and then fabricate those ideas, bringing them into reality.​

It is critical that any 3D sculptor has the advanced skills needed to create convincing characters, worlds and their role. This requires them to command a variety of digital practices and technologies to the final completion of complex creative projects. This course is focused on that outcome.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Evidence competency of the 3D software (Z-brush) in an appropriate context.
  • Synthesize the various technical elements required of the 3D (Z-brush) production process.
  • Evaluate the various roles and process required of a 3D (Z-brush) sculpting pipeline.

This course will be taught by Sean Forsyth, a leading 3D sculptor and educator in this area. Sean has worked as a 3D Modeller, Texture Artist, Fur Groomer, Technical Director, CG Supervisor and Art Director in the animation industry for over 14 years, supervising multi Emmy award winning television cartoons in that time.

At the end of the course, you will understand the interface and basic workflows required to continue using the software to create your own 3D models. Both organic and hard surface modelling techniques will be explained and explored.

Next intake:

The course will be delivered online from February 2024. Dates and times will be confirmed in September 2023 on Digital Sculpting + Modelling – IADT


The course is offered in IADT as part of the Creative Futures Academy (CFA) – an initiative of Ireland’s three leading Higher Education providers of cultural and creative education (IADT, NCAD and UCD), funded by the Higher Education Authority’s Human Capital Initiative.

The CFA supports the early and mid-career needs of creative professionals by offering credited NFQ courses / modules to people working in the creative sector. By offering learners the opportunity to skill, upskill and reskill, the CFA supports the professional growth, reach and impact of the creative and cultural sectors.


Application deadline:

Application process will open in September 2023

IADT operates a rolling admissions policy for graduate taught courses, with decisions issued in 4 weeks after a submitted and complete application is received. An application is incomplete until you provide all required items on the checklist (including the application fee, if applicable).

Generally, courses will remain open to applications until all places are filled.


For more information, please visit Digital Sculpting + Modelling – IADT

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Training ProviderIADT
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationSpecial Purpose Award / Certificate
Awarding BodyIADT
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Digital Sculpting
Course Start Date03/02/2024
Course End Date03/02/2024
Course Duration16 weeks
Course TimeDates and times will be confirmed in September 2023
Course Fee1,300
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Those without this qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. As part of the RPL process, applicants in this category will be required to present a qualifying statement of a standard that demonstrates their ability to undertake work at Level 9. Please also submit a CV. Experience using a drawing tablet is a big plus not essential.
Course CodeDL923
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