This four-year honours degree in Art is unique to the Wexford Campus. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain creative skills, creative knowledge, aesthetic awareness and professional experiences in contemporary visual art. The programme covers painting, sculpture, digital media, professional practice as well as art history, film studies and cultural studies. The programme focuses on learning by doing with students actively working on creative projects in a studio context, as well as in IT labs and traditional lectures. Note: This is not a restricted entry course for CAO, but a Portfolio is part of admission requirements
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
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 atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, 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.
The programmes will equip students with the confidence, experience and skills needed to operate as a professional artist or seek a career in the broader arts world and creative industries. A core teaching objective is to enable students to become self-confident in the creative language of visual art from an early point of the programme through encouraging independent learning, self-assessment, self-reflection and academic writing and research skills.