BA Visual Culture Taster Event 2021
Welcome to the NCAD BA Visual Culture Taster Event! Find out what it’s like to study the history, theory and analysis of art, design, architecture, fashion, new media and digital culture in Ireland’s leading art and design college.
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The BA in Visual Culture offers a unique opportunity to study the history, theory and analysis of art, design, architecture, fashion and screen culture in the setting of a leading art and design college.
Our Thomas Street campus, located in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties, is a busy hub of studios and workshops, enabling Visual Culture students to study alongside Ireland’s future artists, designers and makers.
A portfolio is not required to apply to the BA in Visual Culture at NCAD. Applications are via the CAO.
The event will kick off here at 4.30pm, today, Wednesday 23rd February.
It will include a taster lecture delivered by the course leader that samples the range of content the course offers.
You will hear about the Visual Culture+ / ERASMUS & BA Visual Culture International extended study option; as well as our wide range of work placements options, and career opportunities after graduation.
There will be a live Q&A where you can find out everything you need to know about applying for a place on the BA in Visual Culture via the CAO for September 2021.
More about the BA Visual Culture
BA Visual Culture (Hons)
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.
The BA in Visual Culture offers a unique opportunity to study the history, theory and analysis of art, design, architecture, fashion and screen culture in the setting of a leading art and design college. Our Thomas Street campus, located in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties, is a busy hub of studios and workshops, enabling Visual Culture students to study alongside Ireland’s future artists, designers and makers.
The Visual Culture teaching team include some of Ireland’s leading writers and thinkers on art, design and digital media. Most of our teaching takes place in small seminar groups and is designed to encourage high-level writing, research and presentation skills. Students also undertake study visits in Ireland and Europe, and a work placement in their final year. The programme draws upon a network of supporting institutions including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Ireland, the Irish Film Institute, the Science Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland, as well as many other dynamic arts organisations across the city.
Visual Culture+/Erasmus & BA Visual Culture International
Visual Culture+ is an optional year of study between the 2nd and final year. Students can choose from a range of study or placement options located either in NCAD, or in cultural organisations and community projects on its doorstep. You can choose to spend a semester (or two) fully immersed in one of the studio disciplines at NCAD, or to undertake a work placement in a cultural organisation in Dublin (or both). Visual Culture+ can also include a work placement abroad or a study abroad period through the Erasmus programme with internationally recognised institutions partnered with NCAD. Students who choose Visual Culture+ will complete a 4 year BA in Visual Culture or a year BA in Visual Culture (International).
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.
Apply through the CAO – AD215. No portfolio required.
In previous years students achieving between 350 and 450 points have been offered places on the BA in Visual Culture. Please see our prospectus for more application information.
FETAC applicants will hear from us in early August / Leaving Cert. students will hear from us in mid August.
Please see the CAO for Change of Mind options. Late applications welcome.
Standard fees will apply.
NCAD will contact you in March about our Access Programme and how to apply for our scholarships.
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If you have any queries, please contact the Course Leader of Visual Culture, Dr Emma Mahony firstname.lastname@example.org
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