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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Fine Art

TU Dublin - Dublin City
TU Dublin - Dublin City
Course Code
TU974
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
668
Points Change

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

College Link > TU974 - Fine Art

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

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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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

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.

Further Research

Qualifax
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Interviews

Padraig Parle, Teacher - Special Needs
Padraig Parle, Teacher - Special Needs

Padraig Parle is working as a Special Needs Teacher in the Catherine McAuley school in Dublin.  He did a BA in Fine Art from DIT and followed this with a  H. DIP in Primary Education from the Froebel College of Education in Blackrock.  He teaches a class of nine children with a learning disabiltiy in the area of reading.