Typography Ireland Seminar | 06.12.18 | 6pm | Leon Butler | James Delaney | MC: Marcus Swan

Our colleagues in the GradCAM seminar group, Typography Ireland, are holding their first seminar of a new series this Thursday at 6pm in DIT Grangegorman. All with an interest in design, typography, visual culture, language, banter etc are welcome! For updates follow Typography Ireland on Twitter @typographyIRL

Typography Ireland are pleased to announce the speakers for the first in our new seminar series, beginning this Thursday (December 6) at 6.00 in room NA006 North House Annex, DIT, Grangegorman.
James Delaney James Delaney is a prolific and award-winning website designer from Kilkenny, now living and working in Dublin. He graduated from Visual Communications Design at IADT in 2013 and has probably built a website for you or your friends… You can read his recent article on design thinking here: James will present a short talk on how he went about building FACETYPE, an interactive type experiment. For more details seehttp://ja…

Industry Placement at ICAD by Caoimhe Neeson

Contemporary Visual Culture lecturer, Dr Niamh Ann Kelly will be launching her fantastic new book on the visual commemoration of the Irish Famine at the Irish Museum of Modern art this coming Friday, 24th August. The event will include talks by Dr Kelly and Professor Colin Graham. To find out more and reserve a (free) place at the launch, click here.

The book is published by IB Tauris and available in all good bookshops!

Niamh Ann Kelly will be talking about her brilliant new book ‘Imaging the Great Irish Famine’ @IMMAIreland next Friday 24th July, 3pm and I’m delighted to be saying a few words to launch it. — Colin Graham (@19acres) August 17, 2018

Study Trip to London

At the end of the last academic year, a group of Postgraduate and Undergraduate students from CVC visited London with lecturers Dr Tim Stott and Dr Mary Ann Bolger.

A few of the highlights included:

Behind-the-scenes tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum with Dr Moya Carey, Iran Heritage Foundation Curator for the Iranian Collections.

Meeting with V&A Head of Digital Media, Kati Price, who discussed digital marketing and publishing in the 21st century museum.

A day of modernist architecture for humans and animals, starting with a tour of the architectural highlights of London Zoo, including Berthold Lubetkin's iconic Penguin Pool.

Later students walked around Hampstead in the footsteps of the Bauhaus members who moved to London in the 1930s, ending with a tour of the Grade II* listed Willow Road by Erno Goldfinger.

An Arts Degree in an Art and Design School?

Thinking about filling the CAO change of mind? Why not consider adding the BA in Contemporary Visual Culture at DIT?
Here are some of the reasons why you should!

The BA Contemporary Visual Culture offers the benefits of an arts degree taught in an art and design school. The programme brings the past and the present together to understand how visual culture functions in today’s world.

Taught in tandem with studio-based courses, this honours degree programme provides an industry-focused grounding in theories of contemporary visual culture as well as art and design history and a range of related subjects such as aesthetics, gender studies and exhibitions. The teaching aims to apply theory to practice, including project-based learning and lots of fieldwork as well as more traditional methods.

The course has outstanding connections to cultural institutions in Dublin and further afield. All second year CVC students are offered an opportunity to carry out an industry-based research placement; …

Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer Simon O'Connor

This week’s guest lecturer in the Real World Engagement series run by BA Contemporary Visual Culture is Simon O’Connor, Director of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI). Simon O'Connor is a composer, curator and founding Director of MoLI, whose career in the creative industries has ranged from screaming punk rock in dive bars to classical composition, editorial design and publishing, branding and marketing, and co-founding the Little Museum of Dublin. We are delighted to welcome Simon back to speak about his new role. Date/Time: Tuesday, 24th April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm Location: Room NA003, North House Annex, Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Dublin 7. All welcome.

Contemporary Chinese Image-making

Each year, CVC students join their studio-based colleagues in a "discipline history" module. Students can choose either art history, history of interior design, or graphic design history. In third year, these modules deal with recent and contemporary art and and design. This week, for example, the Design Now: graphics module had a lecture on contemporary image-making in China. The talk was given by our visiting colleague, Lulu Zhang, from Gen Dang Institute at the Beijing Institute of Technology in China.