This exciting course will give you the crucial skills that you will need to become a professional artist working within the creative industries.
You will have the opportunity to explore practical and personal responses to ideas and concepts through a variety of creative approaches and disciplines including drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, installation, sculpture, digital artwork and printmaking.
Throughout your studies you’ll strengthen your own fine art identity and enjoy applying your own creativity in modules that cover site specific art and specialist studio practice.
Length of study:
4 Years, Full Time
Fees (per year):
€8,300 - State Grant up to €3,420
Fall / Spring
Across all years you will widen your knowledge through the exploration of contextual studies which focus on late 20th century art history and engage in debates regarding contemporary art theory and practice.
You will be inspired by regular visits to contemporary art galleries and links with practicing artists and curators through seminars. This course will also provide you with the chance to undertake ambitious exhibitions of your own at external venues, culminating each year in the graduation exhibition.
You will have access to your own studio space supported by excellent and spacious facilities for lens-based experimentation, casting, etching, this is fully supported by onsite technicians with open workshop access and computer labs etc.
In the first years of the programme you will be actively involved in a series of skill building workshops in addition to modules designed to help you think critically and creatively. In the third and fourth years you will gain the independence to develop your personal practice to reflect your own themes and interests.
Course Content includes Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Installation, Video Art, History & Theory, Contemporary Art Practise, curating and participating in exhibitions, critical study, project design and implementation, management of art exhibitions, personal development through drawing.
You will also study business and professional practice modules to develop your freelance and entrepreneurial skills through researching spaces, fundraising, marketing and curating your shows.
For further info on how to apply or any other queries you may have please call our Admissions team on 7000 52 50 or fill in the contact form below and a member of staff will contact you as soon as possible.
That’s why your portfolio is an especially important part of your application to study with us; and we can help.
Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative work and build a portfolio that will make your application stand out.
More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio is also available here, along with specific portfolio requirements for this course.
Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements** for this course are:
• 112 UCAS tariff points from accepted qualifications or
• Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4) or
• Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma or
• Merit at UAL Extended Diploma or
• 112 UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
• Secondary School leaving Certificate e.g. Apolytirion
And four GCSE (or equivalent) passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).
Other relevant and equivalent level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds apply.
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.