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GA283
Contemporary Art

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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.

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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 contemporary visual world through innovative and challenging ways.

Opportunities exist to study ceramics, digital media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and textiles through 2D, 3D and Design in Textiles pathways.

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 and design fields.

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Opportunities exist to study ceramics, digital media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and textiles through 2D, 3D and Design in Textiles pathways.

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 and design fields.


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GA283 - Contemporary Art
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA283 - Contemporary Art
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Following completion of this programme graduates will have many career opportunities including:

  • Artist
  • Art educator/teacher
  • Freelance design professional
  • Art and design media roles including bloggers and cultural commentators
  • Art writers and critics
  • Art photographer
  • Master printer
  • Arts administrator
  • Fashion buyer
  • Stylists and trends analysis
  • Textile designer
  • Public Artist
  • Web Design
  • Community arts practitioner
  • Museum and gallery assistant
  • Informal educational roles within community and cultural institutions
  • Exhibition tour guide
  • Media researcher



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Design (Hons) Galway-Mayo IT - GMIT 
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