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.

Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams's talk today dealt with how her experience as a design historian has influenced her work as a graphic and exhibition designer. She focused on two case studies, Conserving The Dream at St Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork and the Eileen Gray exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland -- Collins Barracks. The lecture was also well attended by colleagues from the BA Visual Merchandising at DIT.

Today's Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer: Wendy Williams


Upcoming Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer Mary Doherty

This week’s guest lecturer in the Real World Engagement series run by BA Contemporary Visual Culture is MaryDoherty, CEO and founder Red Dog Design Consultants, Dublin & New York, a multi-award-winning design and creative communications agency. Mary will speak about the role of research and writing in the creative design process and reflect on the development of Red Dog over the past 25 years. 

Date/Time: Tuesday, 10th April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm 
Location: Room NA003, North House Annex Lecturers and students from across all disciplines are very welcome to attend.

Real World Engagement Guest Lecturer Clíodhna Ní Anluain