Higher Certificate in Arts in Heritage
This two-year Higher Certificate in Heritage Studies at ATU Galway City campus provides students with a broad-based knowledge and understanding of the built, cultural, natural, and digital heritages of Ireland and Europe.
Heritage involves the practical application and use of the past in the present – in heritage tourism, visitor attractions, museum exhibitions, public history, community archaeology, conservation/restoration projects, festivals, reenactments, commemorations, national identities, genealogy, film, TV, radio, libraries, archives, and creative digitalisation.
With an interdisciplinary and applied focus, this two-year course aims to provide a broad-based knowledge and understanding of the built, cultural, natural, and digital heritages of Ireland and Europe.
It will also equip students with language, communication and information technology skills for functioning effectively in a professional context.
The course will also provide a hands-on learning experience by adopting a strongly applied focus, grounding as much classroom learning as possible within the context of fieldtrips to heritage sites and attractions.
Galway City, Dublin Road
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Why Study this course?
Level 6 graduates may progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Arts in Heritage Studies (Level 7)
Offsite learning is encouraged
Graduates have a wide variety of employment opportunities in the cultural heritage, historic environment or tourism industries