Sample Project Work

Industry Placement (Second Year) - Real World Learning Module

Students contribute to 1916 Exhibition:

Students on Placement at Print Museum
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 current exhibition, Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916.
Exhibition, May- September 2016  

Exhibition Room, Seditious Types

Industry Placement (Third Year) - Independent Learning Module 
Daniel Rooney

  Student on Placement at Irish Film Institute publishes Research Article:

Daniel Rooney published an article based on his study of the Horgan Archive at the Irish Film Institute. This research developed from his work on Research Placements at the National Irish Visual Arts Library and the Irish film Institute Archive. 

Film Still, Leaving Mass, c 1911, Horgan Collection

See pages 17-19 for Daniel's article, ARA Newsletter, Autumn 2014 "Researching the Hogan Archive at the IFI Irish film Archive in Archives and Records Association of Ireland, Newsletter Autumn 2014.

Daniel is currently completing a MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, focusing on Death Metal and Performance Art.

Third Year Talking Points Module 

2015 Students organize public seminar on Perspectives of Love and Other Things, held at Grangegorman, DIT.

2014 - Students organize public seminar on Horror in Contemporary Visual Culture, held at Irish Museum of Modern Art.

2013 - Students organize public seminar on Post-Feminism and Visual Culture, held at IMMA, with guest speakers Eimear O'Connor and Siun Hanrahan. Aurelie Sicard was invited to chair the event.  


2012 - Students hold public seminar at Little Green Street Gallery on: Cool Capital - Has Dublin Got it?

Second Year Archive Studies Module & Site Visits

Students have research visits to the archives, collections and libraries of Visual Culture Industry, many of whom are also placement partners. Here are some of our site visits:

Students study the Pearse Museum Archive

Study visit to National Irish Visual Arts Library

Student Visit to National Gallery of Ireland

Students visited the
Centre for the Study of Irish Art

Exhibition visit to Project Arts Centre

Publication of Review Article on The Little Museum of Dublin, by 2nd Year Students in Professional Journal: Museum Ireland 2011

Some Recent Final Year Thesis Topics

An Ominous Journey down a Lost Highway to Mulholland Drive. Fear, Anxiety and Dread: The Affective Aesthetic of David Lynch considers the surrealist aesthetic of the films of David Lynch through the lens of psychoanalysis.

The Impact of Urban Art on Two Recession-hit Cities: Dublin and Detroit provides a visual and socio-economic analytic context for a definitively contemporary and popular art form: urban art.

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum: A Site for the Dead and for the Living investigates the site of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum and the implications of the incorporation of a museum within the same space as a working cemetery.

Objects: Their Agency, Alterity and Ambiguity explores the relationship and interconnectivity between humans and objects through an examination of material culture, mimesis and agency, with a comparative casestudy of two exhibitions: Alan Counihan’s Personal Effects 2012-2016 and Michael Landy’s Breakdown 2001.

Commemoration through Photograph: Examining 1916 Easter rising in Today’s Society looks at the ways in which photography place a role in remembrance in the second and third generations.

24, Homeland, Others studies tensions around representations of cultural difference performed through popular American TV series centred on themes of security.

Hipper than thou - the hipster conformist: Is anti-mainstream the new mainstream? questions the visual culture of hipster as necessarily indicative of avant garde practice.

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