Showing posts from May, 2017
College for a Day! BA Contemporary Visual Culture
Thursday, 1 June 2017 9.30 am-12.30pm
Room RD006, Rathdown House Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Dublin 7
An Information Morning hosted by Dublin School of Creative Arts:
09.30: Welcome - Meet the key staff teaching on the programme Overview of BA Programme by Niamh Ann Kelly  10.00:Lecture by Mary Ann Bolger,Re-thinking Newgrange” 10.40: Tea & Coffee Break 11.00:Tour of Library DIT Grangegorman campus 11.20:Lecture by Connell Vaughan, What Happens When Statues Talk Back? Adventures in Graffiti, Public Art and Visual Culture 12.00:Meet past and current students on Contemporary Visual Culture 12.30Finish
This event is for anyone interested in knowing more about the BA Contemporary Visual Culture, taught at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, DIT.
All welcome and if interested in coming along, please email:

BA CVC Lecturer, Niamh Ann Kelly presents paper at Artist as Witness – Migrations at Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane

BA Contemporary Visual Culture Programme Chair, Niamh Ann Kelly, recently participated in the  public seminar, Artist as Witness – Migrations at Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane, organised as part of Port Perspectives Programme, May 2017. Guest speakers were: Erwin Joos, Dr Niamh Ann Kelly, Alaina Claire Feldman and Prof. Declan McGonagle. Further information here: Port Perspectives Seminar, Artist as Witness - Migrations

New: MA in Visual and Critical Studies

The Dublin School of Creative Arts is delighted to present a new MA in Visual and Critical Studies, which studies the theory and criticism of contemporary visual culture and the history of art and design. We offer the MA as part of the Creative Arts Masters Platform, which offers a unique opportunity for focussed study in an interdisciplinary environment along with MA students in art and design studio practice.

The MA Visual and Critical Studies is for graduates of visual culture, art history, design history, and philosophy of art. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity for focused study in contemporary visual culture, supported by archival and textual research.

Students of Visual and Critical Studies benefit from an extensive library at DIT, access to local art and design archives, the possibility of collaboration with local and national arts institutions, and the opportunity to work with faculty on live research projects.

Current areas of faculty research specialisatio…

3rd Year CVC students reach their final goal, May 2017

Congratulations to the Final Year BA BAVACS (CVC) students who submitted their Degree Theses this week! Here are some of them looking very happy...
Some of the thesis topics this year included: 

Pastiche in Cinema Artists' Resistance to Border Walls Anthropomorphism in Documentary  Korean Art and Ireland Androgyny: from Bowie to Gaga Transgression in Performance Art Gender Roles and Stereotypes in Harry Potter

BA CVC assist in National Print Museum exhibition and DSCA Symposium, May 2017

Third year student Rebecca Quinn has been working with the National Print Museum in preparation for the Green Sleeves exhibitionwhich opened on May 4th and runs until October. Rebecca helped with press and publicity in the lead up to the exhibition. 

BA Contemporary Visual Culture students also helped out with the accompanying symposium, organised by Dublin School of Creative Arts research group Typography Ireland.

CVC Lecturer publishes article on John Moriarty, May 2017

Contemporary Visual Culture Lecturer, Dr. Connell Vaughan has just published an article on the late Irish philosopher, John Moriarty. You can read it here: