New: MA in Visual and Critical Studies

Image of DIT Library
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.

Student discussion at Project Arts Centre,
with curator, Kate Strain
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.

Collections at ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art,
National Gallery of Ireland

Current areas of faculty research specialisation include: Museum Studies and Museology; Contemporary Art History and Theory; Historiography of Art and Design; History of Design and Material Culture in Ireland; History and Theory of Typography and Graphic Design; Contemporary Art and Environment; Visual Culture of Science; Aesthetics.

Details on the courses can be found here:

Details on how to apply for a postgraduate course can be found here:

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