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Fine Art & Design – Visual Culture

National College of Art & Design NCAD

This twenty-one week course is available part-time to students who already have a general knowledge of the history of art and design, and have an interest in expanding their understanding of twentieth century art, design and visual culture. The course involves analysis of visual images, library research and group based discussion. This module is mandatory for students who want to complete the certificate in visual art practice and progress. One hour lecture followed by seminars.

The programme will focus on; approaches to art and design history, examine key moments in modernism, and consider themes and concerns within contemporary visual culture. The course will primarily focus on developments in the twentieth century but some historical material is also covered. It will show how modernity influenced visual culture and cover the development of new mediums such as lens based technology and cultural institutions within the modern era. The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of visual culture through observation, research and analysis of visual material and key texts. Individuals who wish to become familiar with current discourse, the language and ideas underpinning contemporary visual culture, will find this course relevant.

Students who opt for assessment will be required to attend tutorials and submit a written assignment.

Course Code ACVC
College Name National College of Art & Design NCAD
Course Category Art History, Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Fee 335
Course Duration 21 weeks
Entry Requirements The AC courses are for mature students (23 years of age) who can demonstrate a commitment to developing a professional practice in art and design. The audit credit courses are not suited to beginners. Normally students applying for AC will have completed introductory drawing, painting or portfolio courses or will have several years experience in related disciplines. Students will be encouraged to experiment with materials and establish ways of working which are in keeping with current developments in visual art practice. Two options are provided for students taking Audit / Credit courses: 1. Audit Option: Students follow the full course programme but do not submit their work for assessment and do not gain credit for accumulation purposes. 2. Credit Option: Students submit their work for assessment by tutors and gain appropriate credit which is certified and may be used for accumulation purposes towards the completion of a Certificate, Diploma or Degree.
Career Path Students who successfully complete a Certificate course with CEAD can apply to the part-time Diploma Course.
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