Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art
This honours degree course introduces you to ideas, skills and creative traditions underpinning contemporary art practices. It appeals to those seeking to explore and engage with the visual world through innovative and challenging ways. It fosters your visual curiosity and professionalism through specialist and multi-disciplinary approaches to art-making. Opportunities exist to study ceramics, digital media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture through 2D and 3D.
These pathways are combined with art history, critical theory and professional development as a means to root the visual traditions of thought and critical inquiry with an awareness of professional working contexts of the visual art fields.
This inter-disciplinary approach develops specialist knowledge and a range of transferable skills. These enable successful graduates to explore the possibilities of the cultural sector in ambitious, innovative and enterprising ways. Studying Art is perfect for dedicated, enthusiastic, visually driven learners, who are interested in developing their skills in a range of visual disciplines. You can expect to develop a range of visual skills, critical independence and professional confidence. Graduates will possess a thorough academic and technical understanding of specific areas such as printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, digital media and knowledge of the broader socio-culture environment within which art and design practices operate.
Learners are encouraged to examine critically and respond to their environments through various languages of visual culture, craft, design and art practices. This is a student-centred programme, taught through studio workshops, demonstrations, lectures, seminars, field trips and one-to-one tutorials.
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Why Study this course?
Graduates are eligible to apply for the Level 9 MA in Creative Practice in ATU. In addition, graduates will be eligible to apply for a range of cognate postgraduate courses (at Level 9) in other Irish and overseas institutions.
The School of Design and Creative Art is made up of students, lecturers, administrative staff, technicians and caretaking staff that foster a creative spirit.
Students have access to an extensive library including a large art collection.