School of Visual Culture
One of four schools at NCAD, we offer a specialist BA degree in Visual Culture. We also teach all NCAD undergraduate students through our Critical Cultures programme. Staff in the School include some of Ireland's leading writers, curators, researchers and critics.
Study Visual Culture at NCAD and develop your understanding and knowledge of the history and theory of art, design, fashion and film, as well as the latest forms of new media and digital culture.
Is this course for me? - Are you fascinated by images? Are you interested in the forces that have shaped the objects, images and buildings which form our world? Are you curious about what it will look like tomorrow? If so, then yes this could be your course!
What Will I Study? - Visual Culture is a wide-ranging field of study, focusing on the images and objects which have made up our world from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It regards popular culture – like fashion, advertising and cinema – as being just as meaningful and significant as the works of celebrated artists, designers and architects. At NCAD you can decide where your focus in Visual Culture lies.
Opportunities After Graduation? - Our graduates work in arts and heritage management, in exhibition curation and education, in festivals and events organisation, and in the media.
How Do I Apply ? - Apply through the CAO – AD215. No portfolio required, just curiosity!
To find out more about the BA Visual Culture programme watch the video below or follow this link Visual Culture
Details of the BA Visual Culture programme here
An outline of our Critical Cultures teaching programme here
Dr Paul Caffrey - Lecturer in the history of art & design, and codirector of the MA Design History & Material Culture
Professor David Crowley - Writer and curator, and Head of School
Dr Francis Halsall - Art historian and codirector of the MA Art in the Contemporary World
Dr Lisa Godson - Lecturer in the history of design, and codirector of the MA Design History & Material Culture
Denis Kehoe - Lecturer in Visual Culture
Dr Declan Long - Art critic and codirector of the MA Art in the Contemporary World
Fiona Loughnane - Lecturer in Visual Culture
Dr Emma Mahony - Lecturer in Visual Culture
Dr Silvia Loeffler - Lecturer in Visual Culture
Dr Rachel O'Dwyer - Lecturer in Visual Culture
Hilary O'Kelly - Lecturer in dress history
Dr Maebh O'Regan - Lecturer in Visual Culture
Dr Sarah Pierce - Artist and lecturer in Visual Culture