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DT546
Fine Art

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The BA Fine Art is designed for students who wish to work as cultural producers in the Fine Art sector. The programme is focused primarily on the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which are necessary for a graduate to operate as a visual artist in a competitive environment, Nationally and Internationally. There is a major emphasis on developing the students’ skills acquisition, creative intelligence and conceptual and critical thinking abilities, which are integrated with modules in Critical Theory and Professional Practice.

The aims and objectives of the BA in Fine Art are to provide an educational context for students who wish to study Fine Art practices and theories at an undergraduate level. It aims to equip the Fine Art student with appropriate skills to realise ideas and to foster in each student an articulate, critical and informed understanding of contemporary Fine Art, its evolution, contexts and critical discourses. This Fine Art programme provides the intellectual environment and technical resources to enable each student to realise their own unique creative potential as a professional artist.

In addition to their own art practice, each student is encouraged to participate in the Broadcast Gallery housed in North House Gallery in DIT Grangegorman, on study trips to international art events, national trips focussed on land works, attend visiting lecturers, art survey sessions, artists talks, and gallery and studio visits, the majority of which are built in to the main programme. While working within a modular structure students are constantly invited to see the interdisciplinary opportunities that exist throughout the Fine Art modules and beyond, mirroring the wide range of media and sources that is present in contemporary art practice.

Our graduates can demonstrate the ability to originate, develop and articulate concepts in Fine Art practices. Articulate a practical and theoretical understanding of Fine Art through essays, presentations, learning portfolios and thesis. Apply a comprehensive level and appropriate range of material and technical skills to their practice. Manage self-directed study and implement independent learning strategies.


 
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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014


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Graduates establish themselves as professional artists. Many graduates from our programme successfully continue to pursue postgraduate study in Ireland or abroad but also find employment in the cultural and community sectors working in galleries and in studios as arts officers, as curators, as arts administrators and in the teaching sector in Ireland or abroad.



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Padraig Parle is working as a Special Needs Teacher in the Catherine McAuley school in Dublin.  He did a BA in Fine Art from DIT and followed this with a  H. DIP in Primary Education from the Froebel College of Education in Blackrock.  He teaches a class of nine children with a learning disabiltiy in the area of reading.
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