Placements in Industry

Every second year student has a placement option to work in a Visual Culture industry.

2018 placement partners included the Little Museum of Dublin, Visual Artists Ireland (VAI), the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) and the 'Electric Irish Homes' exhibition at the Museum of Country Life. 

Read some of the students' accounts on the News section of the blog.

Students post on Instagram throughout their placements at 

Previous industry placements

Exhibition Room, Seditious Types...

Students on Placement at the National Print Museum, 2016

As part of the Real World Engagement placement module in 2016, second year students Rebecca Doyle, Conor O'Neill, Rebecca Pugh, Rebecca Quinn and Sarah Quinn worked as researchers on the National Print Museum's exhibition, Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916.

Web: Seditious Types Exhibition, May- September 2016  

What our Industry Placement Partners say

The Irish Museum of Modern Art
Irish Museum of Modern Art
IMMA’s Education and Community department has enjoyed a multi-faceted working relationship with DIT’s various faculties in their Art and Design schools for many years and the recent involvement in the BA Visual and Critical Studies (now BA Contemporary Visual Culture) programme is a further realization of our on-going partnership. It was mutually beneficial for the museum to facilitate a student placement as the student brought an outsider’s view to the engagement with our Artists’ Residency Programme (ARP) and her research was a valuable contribution to the evolving programme.”

 - Helen O’Donoghue , Senior Curator, Head of Education & Community programmes, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Glasnevin Museum
Placement Student Presentation
“We found the BA Visual and Critical Studies (now BA Contemporary Visual Culture) Research Placement very worthwhile - it was mutually beneficial to both the student and the museum. We are using the work produced on the project in the redevelopment of our website and look forward to future placements.”
- David McKeon, Placement Coordinator, Glasnevin Museum

Pearse Museum
Pearse Museum, Study Office
“The student from the BA Visual and Critical Studies (now BA Contemporary Visual Culture) Research Placement brought skills we didn’t have to the museum and acquired some more from us. His research work was invaluable to us and of great use subsequently. We were impressed by his professional approach and enthusiasm for the project.”

- Brian Crowley, Director, Pearse Museum

The BA Contemporary Visual Culture Industry Placement partners include:

Associated Editions
Centre for the Study of Irish Art/National Gallery of Ireland
Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD)
Irish Film Institute 
Irish Museum of Modern Art
National Irish Visual Arts Library
National Museum of Ireland
National Print Museum 
Pearse Museum
RDS Library and Archive 
Visual Artists Ireland

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