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Visual & Critical Studies

Introduction

The MA Visual and Critical Studies is a twelve-month, full-time or twenty-four-month, part-time programme divided between core modules, including Discourses in Contemporary Art and Design, Research Methods, and a Discipline-Specific Seminar Series, and modules designed to provide core and advanced skills in critical and historical research. In the final semester/s, students deliver a final thesis in their chosen area of study.

Students of Contemporary Visual Culture benefit from an extensive library at DIT, access to local art and design archives, the possibility of collaboration with local and national arts institutions, and the opportunity to work with faculty on live research projects.

Current areas of faculty research specialisation include: Museum Studies and Museology; Contemporary Art History and Theory; Historiography of Art and Design; History of Design and Material Culture in Ireland; History and Theory of Typography and Graphic Design; Contemporary Art and Environment; Visual Culture of Science; Aesthetics

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree (Honours 2.1 or above) in relevant disciplines.

Duration

Full Time - 1 Year, Part Time - 2 Years.

Timetable / Hours

The programme is offered full-time and part-time.

Full-time students will take a total of 30 credits of coursework per semester.

Part-time students will take a total of 25 credits of coursework in the first year, and 55 credits in the second year.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Dr Tim Stott
Dublin School of Creative Arts
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7
T: 01 402 4129
E: tim.stott@dit.ie

Subjects taught

The MA Visual and Critical Studies is a twelve-month, full-time or twenty-four-month, part-time programme divided between core modules, including Discourses in Contemporary Art and Design, Research Methods, and a Discipline-Specific Seminar Series, and modules designed to provide core and advanced skills in critical and historical research. In the final semester/s, students deliver a final thesis in their chosen area of study.

Students of Contemporary Visual Culture benefit from an extensive library at DIT, access to local art and design archives, the possibility of collaboration with local and national arts institutions, and the opportunity to work with faculty on live research projects.

Current areas of faculty research specialisation include: Museum Studies and Museology; Contemporary Art History and Theory; Historiography of Art and Design; History of Design and Material Culture in Ireland; History and Theory of Typography and Graphic Design; Contemporary Art and Environment; Visual Culture of Science; Aesthetics.

For more details visit the programme blog: http://ma-adp.blogspot.com/

Comment

Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies.

Assessment method

Assessment is by project and coursework. The programme culminates in the completion of a dissertation.

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 30th April 2019. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2019

Location: Dublin School of Creative Arts College of Arts and Tourism DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7

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