Art History - History of Art - Conversion Course
This course is for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of arts or sciences, and who wish to study art history intensively over one academic year (full time) or two (part time). It is designed for those who have an active interest in the history of art but do not already have a degree in the discipline.
It is suitable for those who are currently employed in some branch of the arts and want to obtain an academic qualification in the area or for students who require a conversion course to apply for graduate study, such as the taught MA or the MRes/MPhil/PhD research degrees at UCC (note that completion of the HDip does not guarantee a place on a graduate course).
This is a full-time course over one academic year during which you will take courses in the history of art to the equivalent of 60 credits (for the two-year part-time option, you will take courses to the equivalent of 30 credits in each year).
The course is made up of modules from the second- and third-year courses in the BA degree. You will chose 60 credits in consultation with the course coordinator, taking into account timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations.
Why Choose This Course
This programme is designed for those who:
• have an active interest in the history of art but do not already possess a degree in the discipline
• are currently employed in some branch of the arts and wish to obtain an academic qualification in the area
• require a conversion course to apply for graduate study, such as the taught MA or the MRes/MPhil/PhD research degrees at UCC (note that completion of the HDip does not guarantee a place on a graduate programme).
It is intended for those who already have a 3 or 4 year primary degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences, and who wish to study the subject History of Art intensively over one academic year. The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Assessment is based partly on written assignments, consisting of critical research essays ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 words in addition to class tests and some degree exams.
Higher Diploma 60 ECTS credits
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time over 2 years by day
Course Code: CKA16 Full-time; CKA06 Part-time
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
CKA16 Full-time: Depending on modules selected, class contact time in lectures and seminars will be approximately 12 hours per week. Optional weekend study tours to Florence, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are also planned.
CKA06 Part-time: Depending on modules selected, class contact time in lectures and seminars will be approximately 6 hours per week. Optional weekend study tours to Florence, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are also planned.
Lectures and tutorials are mandatory, while field trips within and outside Ireland are optional.
Start Date: 7 September 2020
Post Course Info
Skills and Careers Information
The Higher Diploma in the History of Art guarantees you a high level of visual literacy and critical awareness which, combined with fluent verbal and written skills, are highly desirable when pursuing a career in the following fields
• journalism, media and film
• museum and gallery work
• teaching and research
• design and fashion
• advertising and public relations
• the heritage industry and cultural tourism
• information technology and the Internet
• arts administration
• art market, auction houses and antiques consultancy work.