Featured Advice
What are your interests?

Creative?

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder

AD215
Visual Culture

Ed Zone

Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 - 4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
279

2018 R2 Points

279

Change
-22
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This course gives you an opportunity to study the histories and theories of modern and contemporary art and design practice in a creative art school setting. This programme is suitable for anyone with a broad interest in history, culture, and society. There will be opportunities to work with studio-based NCAD students, this engagement may take the form of critical/professional writing and publication projects, curation and event development.

A portfolio submission is not required; places are allocated through the CAO based on Leaving Certificate points.

School of Visual Culture
Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
AD215 - Visual Culture

From Qualifax...
Go...
AD215 - Visual Culture
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


LC Entry Requirementsheader image


To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at info@careersportal.ie - thank you.


QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)

Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism


Essential Module Requirements:
ECHSX - Cultural and Heritage Studies, 5M2154 - Cultural and Heritage Studies, ELESX - Language and European Studies, 5M2073 - Language and European Studies - 5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

and 3 of the following 12 modules:
E20115 or 5N0762 - Archaeology
E30106 or 6N2399 - French
E30107 or 6N2401 - German
E30108 or 6N2400 - Spanish
E30109 or 6N2404 - Italian
E30110 or 6N2398 - Irish
E20113 or 5N1296 - Local History
G20022 or 5N1837 - Political Studies
D20032 or 5N1279 - Human Growth & Development
E20124 or 5N4571 - Theatre Studies
E20024 or 5N1444 - European Studies
E20013 or 5N2152 - Print Journalism

ELAXX - Liberal Arts, 5M3114 - General Studies
5 modules at Distinction Grade.

EPJXX - Print Journalism, 5M2464 - Journalism
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

and 4 of the following 16 modules:
E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis
E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism
B20004 - Behavioural Studies
or 5N1351 - Behavioural Studies
E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism
G20022 - Political Studies
or 5N1837 - Political Studies
5N1405 - Public Relations
or N23004 - Campaigning and Lobbying, or L20043 - Public Relations, or L21757 - Public Relations
G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies
E20106 - French
or 5N1623 - French
E20107 - German
or 5N1624 - German
E20109 - Italian
or 5N1626 - Italian
E20171 - Polish
or 5N1627 - Polish
E20111 - Russian
or 5N1628 - Russian
E20178 - Slovak
or 5N1629 - Slovak
E20108 - Spanish
or 5N1630 - Spanish
E20110 - Irish
or 5N1631 - Irish
E20164 - English as a Second Language
or 5N1632 - English as a Second Language

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

As a consequence of the breadth and depth of understanding and experience acquired in relation to modern and contemporary visual and material culture, Visual Culture graduates have a wide range of local and international opportunities open to them, including: arts administration (in contemporary and heritage contexts); publishing, journalism, critical writing; work in museums and private galleries; or pure art and design historical research and lecturing.

Future career opportunities also include exhibition curation, critical writing, journalism, publishing and arts management.



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Illustration National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Classical & Computer Animation - HND Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Animation - HND Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education 
Photography - Portfolio Preparation Marino College of Further Education 
Design in Multimedia Computing Crumlin College of Further Education 
Art College - Portfolio Preparation Colaiste Ide College of Further Education 
Advertising & Graphic Design Crumlin College of Further Education 
Photography St. Kevin's College Crumlin 
Animation Drawing Studies Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Art, Design & Three Dimensional Studies - Portfolio Preparation Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Art Foundation Stillorgan College of Further Education 
Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education 
Photography Stillorgan College of Further Education 
Art - Portfolio Preparation Greenhills College 
Fibre Art (Textile/Fine Applied Arts) - HND Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Art & Design Inchicore College of Further Education 
Graphic Design & Illustration Marino College of Further Education 
Furniture Design and Making Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Furniture Making & Making - Advanced Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
History of Art and Architecture/Philosophy Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Creative Advertising & Digital Marketing Marino College of Further Education 
Graphic Design (Visual Communications) (HND) Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education 
Furniture Design and Making Inchicore College of Further Education 
Advanced Art & Design Sallynoggin College of Further Education 
Art Greenhills College 
Animation Stillorgan College of Further Education 
Craft and Textiles College of Further Education Dundrum 
Graphic Design Blackrock Further Education Institute 
Art, Craft & Design - Portfolio Preparation Liberties College 
Art & Craft - Professional Practice Liberties College 
Musical Instrument Making & Repair Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Photography Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education 
Art, Craft & Design College of Further Education Dundrum 
Illustration - HND Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Art. Design & Mixed Media Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Photography Sallynoggin College of Further Education 
Art. Craft & Design - Portfolio Preparation Sallynoggin College of Further Education 
Interior Architecture Griffith College Dublin 
Photographic Media Griffith College Dublin 
3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire 
Interior Design Griffith College Dublin 
Fine Art Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Photography Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Interior Design Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Architecture Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Arts - Art History University College Dublin - UCD 
Architecture University College Dublin - UCD 
Art Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire 
Visual Communication Design Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire 
Photography Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire 
Animation Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire 
Creative and Cultural Industries Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Contemporary Visual Culture Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Art, Graphics & Printmaking - Visual Communications - Portfolio Preparation Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Graphic Design Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education 
Interaction Design National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Fine Art National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Textiles, Jewellery & Objects National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Graphic Design and Moving Image Design National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Graphic Design Dublin Institute of Design 
Games Design Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
First Year Art & Design (Common Entry) National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Design Communications Griffith College Dublin 
Timber Product Technology Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Visual Culture National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Design or Fine Art and Education National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Photography Griffith College Dublin 
Interior Design Dublin Institute of Design 
Fashion Design Griffith College Dublin 
Product Design Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Design - Visual Communication Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 

Thursday 10 January
National College of Art and Design - NCAD - NCAD - January Portfolio Workshops and Portfolio Information Session
Friday 8 February
National College of Art and Design - NCAD - Portfolio Submission Deadline
Saturday 23 February
National College of Art and Design - NCAD - Continuing Education CEAD Open Day

View all [3]

View Scholarships from
National College of Art and Design - NCAD

Download our
Leaving Cert
Points Calculator

and Course Search App pointsCalcImage

Download our Points Calculator on the app store
Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store

CAO Toolbox

14
CAO CourseFinder CAO CourseFinder 
New Courses New Courses 
Restricted Courses Restricted Courses 
Points Calculator Points Calculator 
CAO Course Worksheet CAO Course Worksheet 
Alert Lists Alert Lists 
CAO Handbook CAO Handbook 
CAO Website CAO Website 
CAO Video Guide CAO Video Guide 
Key Dates 2018-19 Key Dates 2018-19 
Access to College - HEAR Access to College - HEAR 
Access to College - DARE Access to College - DARE 
CAO - Application Trends CAO - Application Trends 
Course Choice Checklist (pdf) Course Choice Checklist (pdf) 

Career Guidance


Career Sectors
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Art, Craft & Design

Career Suggestions
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.