Faculty Transitional Studies | Introduction to Visual and Material Culture | Light and Space | Structure and Motion | Interdisciplinary Histories and Theories | Professional Masterclass | Making Research | Making Public
BA [Hons] Art
Traditions, skills and histories are valued equally with contemporary technologies, theory and practice in this open approach to questioning and making. Art practice is situated as a practical experimental space and way of working, through which we question, imagine and contribute to the production of public space, cultures and social life.
The art student of the future is envisioned as an innovator, equipped with skilled to respond to a diverse world, disrupt expectations, and imagine and produce alternative, surprising and unprogrammed models of working and thinking through art.
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What will I do?
- Develop your interpretative and critical skills in an interdisciplinary learning environment
- Explore your creativity and self-expression through workshops in drawing, colour, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital media, time-based art, environmental and site-responsive work, performative arts and curation practices
- Discover practical making, studio and project-based enquiry, experimentation, collaboration, interdisciplinarity and expanded creative ways of working such as curatorial and writing practices
- Explore diverse approaches, methods and materials in contemporary art in the 21st century
- Develop specialist skills which allows you to best express your interests, abilities and ambitions. These skills also have a wide range of applications
- There are opportunities to study abroad through the Erasmus+ Programme and traineeships. A Professional Placement Module takes place in Year 3
Graduate work 2020
What will I be able to do when I graduate?
Careers include: professional artist, art teacher, film-maker, illustrator and designer, arts administrator, art director, community arts co-ordinator, art production manager, arts mediator, art critic, arts officer, content developer, image researcher, art historian, researcher, and gallery and museum curator.
Post-graduate studies include the Art + Research Collaboration MA (ARC) and the Postgrad Diploma in Cultural Event Management.
What modules will I study?
Exploring Visual and Material Culture | Site Response | Materials and Techniques | Disciplinary Histories and Theories | Faculty Elective | Plans and Visualisations | Practical Testing
Contemporary Art Practice | Collaborations | Practice-led Research | Studio Production | Thesis Research & Preparation | Professional Placement Module | Business & Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice
Exhibition Development | Thesis Development | Exhibition | Thesis Submission and Presentation
Cost for materials and/or field trips
Normally not more than €300 per year (years 1, 2 and 3) for materials and tools. You may have an opportunity to take part in extended field trips or international visits (not compulsory).
Your final year exhibition is your professional showcase of work, which can be produced in a range of different formats. We advise you to budget for not less than €500. It’s extremely useful to have a good quality digital camera, portable hard drive and laptop. We recommend you don’t purchase these in advance, but seek advice from your tutors.