Critical Cultures Information for BA Programmes

Critical Cultures is the curriculum taught by the School of Visual Culture to all undergraduate students (including those in the Schools of Design, and Education, and Fine Art) Below are some links to useful Critical Cultures documentation for students on all BA programmes. This information is updated every year:

First and Second Year Guidance - please click on links below


Critical Cultures Electives Options - spring 24

Critical Cultures Electives Options - spring 24 - Education year 2 only

Joint Course Details and Application Form - an option for students in the School of Design and in the School of Fine Art to do additional credited study in Critical Cultures. There is also a video explaining Joint Course from 2021-2 here. The information it presents is still up to date.

Assessment deadlines 2023-24

Cover page (Word download) - please attach to your essay before submitting to the Visual Culture office

Guidelines for Essay Presentation 

Late submission policy - including information about penalties

Form to request an extension to a Critical Cultures deadline - if you have difficulties typing into this form, please email for a Word version

Critical Cultures Research Project for final year students and Education third year students - please click on links below


Handbook for Critical Cultures Research Project 2023-24 - containing advice about how to select a topic, undertaking research, formatting of essay, deadlines, etc. 

Link to short movie introducing the Critical Cultures Research Project

New Guide: Starting your Research Project, from the Library - Tips, Web links & Books to help with your Research Project

All library guides are available on the library website here under Guides & Tutorials. 

Check out our presentations on slideshare for more information on using library resources.

LInks to Useful Online resources for year three / final year students writing the Critical Cultures Research Project - prepared by the team at NCAD's Edward Murphy Library. 

Declaration of Own Work - this should be downloaded, signed and submitted with your Critical Cultures Research Project.