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Fine 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.

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The aims and objectives of the BA in Fine Art are to provide an educational context for students who wish to study Fine Art practices and theories at an undergraduate level.

It aims to equip the Fine Art student with appropriate skills to realise ideas and to foster in each student an articulate, critical and informed understanding of contemporary Fine Art, its evolution, contexts and critical discourses.

In addition to their own art practice, each student is encouraged to participate in the Broadcast Gallery housed in North House Gallery in DIT Grangegorman, on study trips to international art events, national trips focussed on land works, attend visiting lecturers, art survey sessions, artists talks, and gallery and studio visits, the majority of which are built in to the main programme.

While working within a modular structure students are constantly invited to see the interdisciplinary opportunities that exist throughout the Fine Art modules and beyond, mirroring the wide range of media and sources that is present in contemporary art practice.

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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014

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DT546 - Fine 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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Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions and PORTFOLIO for minimum entry

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Graduates establish themselves as professional artists. Many graduates from our programme successfully continue to pursue postgraduate study in Ireland or abroad but also find employment in the cultural and community sectors working in galleries and in studios as arts officers, as curators, as arts administrators and in the teaching sector in Ireland or abroad.

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