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GMIT student

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This course is available for entry in September 2016 and 2017.

Discipline: Art and Design

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year add-on

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 60

Why Study?

This is a one-year follow-on course from the BA in Art and Design. Studio practices specialise in contemporary Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture are augmented by Art History, and Critical Theory. Learners are encouraged to develop ideas through their specialism and exhibit work in a professional manner at the end of the academic year. Their artistic ambitions and projects are led by workshop support and direction of the lecturers. The course attracts Learners who are serious about their arts practice and are keen to challenge themselves within a structured learning context.

Programme Modules

Studio practices in contemporary Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Art History, and Critical Theory. Learners are focused on developing their artistic practice, they pursue art world roles that include arts and cultural production, curating, and often combine these interests with freelance work in the areas of web design and media.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the opportunity to work as a practitioner in the fields of art, craft design or new media, or subject to further specialisation and experience in the fields of community art, public art, arts administration, art and design education, curation, practice/theory based research and careers linked to contemporary visual art and design culture.


Post-graduate Studies: 

GMIT honours (level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for post-graduate entry. Depending on the areas of specialisation and the standard achieved in the learner's practice and portfolio, most art and design related post-graduate opportunities are open to a graduate of our level 8 programme, both nationally and internationally.

Essential Information: 

Each of these disciplines has its own staffing, structure, and space: shared elements create dialogue and interaction within the fine-art student body.  Students are encouraged to embark on ideas-led as well as specialisation-led approaches to work.  There are also lectures by visiting professional artists through the professional practice programme.

You must apply directly to the college using our online direct application form.

Applicants not currently attending GMIT will be required to present for an interview with the following: Evidence of recent work including in which should include the following: Photographic documentation of paintings and/or other artworks in digital form as well as a visual research notebooks and a statement on their practice to date.

Materials Fee
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.

Maeve Gallagher - Culinary, Tourism and Arts Graduate 2015

Studying a BA in Fine Art Painting in GMIT

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Contact Us


Programme Chair
Contact: Gavin Murphy
Tel: +353 (0)91 745407
Email: Gavin Murphy