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Arts - 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.

Entry requirements

You will have already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences

The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view course webpage link below (Detailed Entry Requirements section) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time over 2 years by day
Course Code: CKA16 Full-time; CKA06 Part-time

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

Number of credits

Higher Diploma 60 ECTS credits

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Maeve Barry,
Email: maeve.barry@ucc.ie
Tel: +353 21 490 2124

Subjects taught

Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules for the current academic year.

Comment

Unique Aspects of the 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).

Who Teaches This Course
Dr Flavio Boggi - PhD University of Glasgow. Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in the History of Art.

Dr Simon Knowles - PhD UCC. Lecturer in the History of Art

Dr Ed Krcma - PhD University of London. Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art.

Dr Sabine Kriebel - PhD University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art

Assessment method

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.

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU €6,000 full-time; €3,000 per year part-time

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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