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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Visual Culture

National College of Art and Design - NCAD
National College of Art and Design - NCAD
Course Code
AD215
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 - 4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
300
Points Change

Course Summary

School of Visual Culture
School of Visual Culture

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.

NCAD considers applications from candidates who wish to gain Advanced Entry to the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate degree.

NCAD will accept applications for Advanced Entry to all of their studio based undergraduate degrees as well as to AD215 BA Visual Culture. The BA in Visual Culture provides an opportunity to study the history of art and design in a creative art school setting. This programme does not require a portfolio submission. For more information about the programmes see here.

Course Details

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Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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

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Note: Information for 2020 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M18518 Media Production
5M18519 Film and Television Production
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
BBSIT 5M2111 International Trade
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2155 Creative Media
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration
ECDXX 5M3050 Community Development
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
EETXX 5M3635 Education and Training
BLSXX 5M3789 Legal Studies
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services
ERPXX 5M4511 Radio Production
EYXXX 5M4732 Youth Work
DTXXX 5M5011 Tourism with Business
5M5028 Applied Ecology
5M5048 Creative Media
EPADT 5M5152 Theatre Production
ETFPX 5M5158 Film and Television Production
5M5162 Media Engineering
EPATP 5M5163 Theatre Performance
5M5165 Trade Union Studies
6M0691 Software Development
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks

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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

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.

Career Progression

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.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

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College Profile

National College of Art and Design - NCAD
National College of Art and Design - NCAD

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