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Code
WD152
Cao points
213 - 547
Level
8
Campus
College Street
Duration
4 years
Credits
240 ECTS
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is Art?

The concept of visual art is very broad. For example, it can refer to a skillfully crafted object or an inspired visual statement. What we can say is that visual art plays a crucially important role in our lives, enhancing them in various ways.

What is the BA (Hons) in Visual Art?

The ab initio four years Honours Degree in Visual Art at WIT has been informed by the latest developments in art theory and practice. These include, the use of inter and multi disciplinary approaches, availing of the creative opportunities inherent in new media and the development of a comprehensive understanding of contemporary critical theory. At the same time, the course recognises the continuing significance of more traditional art forms, such as drawing and painting, and these are incorporated into the programme.

The course is structured on the basis of a modularised 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 critical theory. Finally, each student brings his/her cumulative learning to bear on the accomplishment of a personal artistic project.

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Emerging local artist & WIT graduate Deborah Reidy  chosen from 2,300 to exhibit her portrait work at the prestigious Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition in Dublin.  Click here to read her story.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Art Core Studies 1Art Core Studies 2
2D Media 1.12D Media 1.2
3D Media 1.13D Media 1.2
Creative IT Applications (Art)Research Methodologies in Art and Art History
Art History/Critical
Thinking Skills
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
2D Media 2Live Art 2
3D Media 2 Creative Multimedia 2
Live Art 1 Introduction to Drama Practice
Creative Multimedia 1 History of Modern and Postmodern Art
Photography 1
History of Early Modern Art
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Identity and ContextCreative Multimedia 3
Arts ManagementArt - Environment
Art & its HistoriesResearch & Project Proposal
Choose one of the following electives:Critical Artistic Debates
*2D Media Studies
*3D Media Studies
* = electiveThe delivery of electives will depend on the demand and resources available
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Major Art Project 1 Major Art Project 2
Art History Dissertation
Project Analysis

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:

Students who qualify from the BA (Hons) in Visual Art will find employment as:

  • Professional Artists

  • Community Artists

  • Audio visual Producers

  • Computer Animators

  • Theatre Designers

  • Arts Management


Follow on Study for BA (Hons) in Visual Art graduates

MA in Arts & Heritage Management

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Waterford windows project shines light on students’ work

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GOMA exhibition for selection of 2020 graduates

GOMA exhibition for selection of 2020 graduates

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Recent Visual Art graduates longlisted for the prestigious RDS Visual Art Award 2020

Recent Visual Art graduates longlisted for the prestigious RDS Visual Art Award 2020

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In the news: Meet the artist behind the brilliant Ted Hastings mural in Belfast

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College applicants urged to think beyond first year – WIT Registrar

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Visual Art graduate follows studies with Masters in Fine Art

Visual Art graduate follows studies with Masters in Fine Art

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Recent graduate Clare Scott wins at prestigious RDS Visual Art Awards 2019

Recent graduate Clare Scott wins at prestigious RDS Visual Art Awards 2019

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From returning Waterford Walls artist to first year Visual Art student

From returning Waterford Walls artist to first year Visual Art student

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WIT Careers Service wins award for art and design student employability

WIT Careers Service wins award for art and design student employability

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Perceptions of Irish Culture discussed at lunch time seminar

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Calmast encourages Waterford schoolgirls to create environmental art exhibition

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Idea-led cities and design-led innovation focus of Creative Identities Symposium

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Paulette wanted a change, she always loved art and now she is teaching a class

Paulette wanted a change, she always loved art and now she is teaching a class

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Mature student traded the transport industry for his passion for art

Mature student traded the transport industry for his passion for art

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Love of sketching results in career options for Visual Art graduate

Love of sketching results in career options for Visual Art graduate

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Design & Art students show their talent at end of year show

Design & Art students show their talent at end of year show

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Photos: Art and Design exhibition 2017 at the College St campus

Photos: Art and Design exhibition 2017 at the College St campus

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CAO: Nine ways to take the pain out of making up your mind

CAO: Nine ways to take the pain out of making up your mind

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Visual art student Paola shares a foreigner’s dialogue with the city

Visual art student Paola shares a foreigner’s dialogue with the city

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Emma tells us about her experience volunteering in the Philippines

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10 things to make you fall in love with Waterford

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Three WIT students volunteer abroad this summer through SERVE

Three WIT students volunteer abroad this summer through SERVE

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Course opened up new avenues of interest for Patrick

Course opened up new avenues of interest for Patrick

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Deborah tells how WIT gave her a good foundation to start her Art career

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Beat 102-103 and WIT team up to reduce CAO final decisions stress

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WIT Digital Champions build digital literacy capacity

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WIT graduate with a head for sensational fashion design

WIT graduate with a head for sensational fashion design

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Expert on Canadian art speaks at WIT

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Young artist chosen from 2,300 to exhibit her work at prestigious RHA exhibition

Young artist chosen from 2,300 to exhibit her work at prestigious RHA exhibition

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Creative & Performing Arts lecturer is featured composer in RTE National Symphony Orchestra

Creative & Performing Arts lecturer is featured composer in RTE National Symphony Orchestra

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WIT Lecturer Shares Her Designs with the Kennedy Family

WIT Lecturer Shares Her Designs with the Kennedy Family

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Design Student Wins Award

Design Student Wins Award

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WIT Design Students Shortlisted for DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie Awards

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Susan Connolly
Dr. Susan Connolly
Ph.D., MA, MFA, BA - Lecturer Fine Art
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