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; this year’s placement partners included The Little Museum of Dublin, Visual Artists Ireland and the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design.

The teaching staff are all research-active in the field —publishing, exhibiting, lecturing, and broadcasting widely— and they are supported by a network of visiting lecturers made up of leading industry practitioners (curators, writers, researchers, broadcasters etc.). Graduates often pursue postgraduate qualifications and can go on to work in a range of research positions, in museums, galleries, publishing, higher education and design companies.

For more information on the BA in Contemporary Visual Culture, contact the Programme Chair, Dr Mary Ann Bolger (


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