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Code
WD152
Cao points
🛈243 -519
Level
8
Campus
College Street
Duration
4 years
Credits
240 ECTS
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is Art?

Art as a subject taught at third level encourages self-expression and creativity while building confidence and creative skills as well as a sense of individual identity for our students.  Most important, studying visual art at WIT helps to develop our students critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us through determination and resilience while opening up new possibilities to think beyond what we already know through art’s unique visual language.  

What is the BA (Hons) in Visual Art?

The undergraduate Visual Art programme at WIT offers students the opportunity to work broadly and experimental across a wide range of fine art media and practices, these include; drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making, photography, performance, video and digital media. On this studio-based programme, emphasis is placed on developing both the student’s visual awareness and artistic analysis through theoretical and historical contexts in contemporary art in order to shape and develop each student’s individual art practices.  

The programme is structured on the basis of a modulated four-year degree, starting with the inculcation of core skills. These are then extended through a number of thematic projects in which practical ability is augmented and strengthened by the development of visual awareness. Finally, each student brings their cumulative learning to bear on the accomplishment of a personal artistic project.

Graduate show

This year’s WIT Art Graduate Exhibition brings together the work of the final year Visual Art students at WIT to celebrate and share with the public the extraordinary artworks that have been made during the strangest of years. The graduates work can be viewed on the Six Degrees website.

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  WIT Visual Art Department

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Art Core Studies 1Art Core Studies 2
2D Media 12D Media 2
3D Media 13D Media 2
Creative IT SkillsArt History 2: Critical Thinking
Art History 1: Research Methods
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
3D Media 3Art History 4: Modern Art and its Critics
Art History 3: Modern Art Creative Multimedia 2
Creative Multimedia 1Introduction to Drama Practice and Theatre Practice
Live Art 1Live Art 2
Painting
Photography 1
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Art History 5: PostmodernismArt History 6: Dissertation Proposal
Arts ManagementContextualising Studio Practices
Research becoming ObjectCreative Multimedia 3
Choose one of the following electives:Object as Art
*2D Media Studies
*3D Media Studies
* = electiveThe delivery of electives will depend on the demand and resources available
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Art History 7: DissertationStudio Project 2
Professional Practice: Profile Development
Studio Project 1

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BA (Hons) in Visual Art

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
Art or Design and Communication Graphics: O3/H5

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BA (Hons) in Visual Art:

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme may find work in the following areas:

  • Professional Artists
  • Community Artists
  • Art Teacher
  • Arts Administrator
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Arts Management
  • Photography
  • Gallery Curator

Follow On Study Options

  • Masters in Fine Art
  • Taught MA in Art and Heritage Management
  • Masters by Research
  • Art & Design Education
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Susan Connolly
Dr. Susan Connolly
Ph.D., MA, MFA, BA - Lecturer Fine Art
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