Fine Art looks for new ways of understanding the world and our place in it by using new and traditional techniques and materials to create original and expressive works of art. The BA in Fine Art aims to equip the student with the appropriate skills to realise ideas,foster an articulate and critical understanding of contemporary art and help them develop their own unique creative potential as a professional artist.
In Year 1 and 2 you will study
Painting Media, Sculpture Media,Print Media and Interdisciplinary studies, New Media, Drawing, Photography, Professional Practice and Critical Theory.
In Year 3 and 4 you will study
Students define their Studio Practice of self directed study. The focus is on developing advanced technical expertise and critical thinking in their selected area of specialisation with a strong emphasis on research and experimentation. In Year 4 students consolidate their programme of selfdirected study and focus on producing a body of work which will form the basis of a final exhibition. Students are expected to articulate a critically informed understanding of Fine Art history and contemporary art theory through a formal dissertation.
Staff on the programme include:
Anthony Carroll, Anthony Collins, Dr Brian Fay, Mark Garry, Peter Jones, Dr Niamh Ann Kelly, Barbara Knezevic, Dr Glenn Loughran, Dr Ronan McCrea, Dr Conor McGarrigle, Michael O'Hara, Dr Niamh O’Malley, Dr Naomi Sex, Liam Sharkey, Dr Tim Stott, Anne Marie Walker, Amy Walsh.
More details on staff can be found at http://www.dit.ie/creativearts/people/staff/
Graduates go on to become professional artists. Many graduates also continue to pursue postgraduate study in Ireland or abroad and also find employment in the cultural and creative industries working in galleries and studios as arts officers, curators and arts administrators. The BA in Fine Art is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland and some graduates pursue a career as art and design teachers.
The BA Fine Art has strong links to key national art institutions and organisations including:
Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Project Arts Centre
Visual Arts Ireland
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery
The Model Gallery
Royal Hibernian Academy School
Internationally BA Fine Art has a number of Erasmus (EU) parterns throughout Europe and is active in the European League of Institutes of the Arts, the Society of Artitistic Research and the European Artistic Research Network.