Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Visual and Critical Studies   DT533

  • Undergraduate
  • Level 8
  • 3 Years
  • Full-Time
  • Mountjoy Square
  • School of Art Design and Print
  • College of Arts and Tourism

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What is Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Visual and Critical Studies?

The BA in Visual and Critical Studies will provide up-to-date histories and theories of visual culture; methods of research; practical skills of documentation in new media and; real-world experience in sectors that cater to the public mediation of art and design. Taught in the practice-based environment of the School of Art Design and Printing, the students will have a deep understanding of the contemporary processes of art and design. They will develop excellent skills in the academic articulation of visual and textual research, and gain the understanding and professional competencies necessary to promote visual culture. The programme will give students an understanding of advanced theories of visual and material culture. Students will be introduced to recent cultural histories, theories of vision, practices of visual culture, institutional critique and object analysis and will develop an advance critical understanding of the role, function and value of visual culture in contemporary society. This will range from contemporary issues of post-modern philosophy and post-colonial theory, through art and aesthetics to theories of exhibition, language and culture.


Students may be required to attend classes at locations across the Institute.

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