Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art Practices
A four year part-time flexible degree in contemporary art practices - Year 1 entry and advanced Year 3 entry 2022.
This course is designed to prepare students for professional art practice and to enhance the students employability options.
The purpose of this part-time programme is to provide students with:
- Specialised education in contemporary art practices as a basis for a long-term professional career.
- A broad range of creative and community contexts.
- A basis for further academic and professional education.
This programme aims to equip the student with the knowledge, skills and competence required for both autonomous and semi-autonomous working practices in a broad range of art and community contexts.
It also aims to provide students with critical engagement with the contemporary visual culture in the West of Ireland. The course will also allow students to embed the visual arts into the culture of the region, creating an innovative model of arts education in a rural context.
A primary concern will be to foster a person-centred philosophy as the basis for practice and to equip students with the skills necessary to engage in authentic creative relationships and become both professional artists and cultural agents in the wider community.