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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

BA (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_AFAFA_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
Field of Study:Visual Arts

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) Identify relevant issues of concern; research, analyse and utilise information so as to support a particular viewpoint, and be articulate about key critical, technical and theoretical debates in their chosen sub-discipline within fine art practice.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Possess detailed theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of subject areas within fine art practice, be able to utilise this knowledge to create a resolved body of artwork demonstrating an effective synthesis of practical, theoretical and conceptual knowledge and skills and be able to evaluate and discuss their own artwork within a broader contemporary and art historical context.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Use a range of specialist and transferable skills appropriate to their chosen sub-field of fine art practice and demonstrate mastery of their chosen medium.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Exercise appropriate judgement in planning, design, technical and/or management functions related to the production of a body of artwork, and be able to use diagnostic and creative skills and apply appropriate methodologies to resolve particular aesthetic or technical problems.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Be able to explain the implications and applications of creative solutions in a variety of contexts, be able to apply critical thinking with regard to their own fine art practice and its outcomes and be able to evaluate and discuss art practice within a broader social, economic and aesthetic context.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Undertake self motivated and directed artistic practice, Implement or co-ordinate individually or as part of a team the planning, design, technical and/or supervisory functions related to the productions of single or collaborative artworks.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Be able to apply acquired knowledge, skills and competencies independently to their own fine art practice; demonstrate the ability to evaluate and direct own learning, and acknowledge learning achieved through successful and unsuccessful outcomes.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Be willing to question existing precepts in extending the parameters of knowledge and to challenge personal abilities and competencies so as to extend their own knowledge, skill and competence.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
ARTS6024 Elements of Art Practice
ARTS6001 Art History: Introduction
ARTS6020 Introduction to Art Processes

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS6002 Art History:19th-20th Century
ARTS6019 Fine Art Studio: Introduction
ARTS6021 Art Processes: Introductions
ARTS7021 I.T. for Artists

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS7015 Art Practice: Research Methods
ARTS7024 Materials and Processes
ARTS7049 Art and Ideas
Module Code Module Title
ARTS7025 Photography: Draw with Light
ARTS7012 The Moving Image
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS7039 Fine Print: Hybrid Printmaking
ARTS7042 Mould Making: Elements
ARTS7044 Drawing: Exploring Concept

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS7016 Art Practice: Applications
ARTS7050 Artists and Thinkers
ARTS6005 Art and Context
Module Code Module Title
ARTS7014 Photographic Narrative
ARTS7004 Fine Art Video
ARTS7045 Drawing: Exploring Perception
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS7043 Plaster Moulding & Casting
ARTS7038 Fine Print: Intaglio

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS8023 Fine Art: Enquiry & Practice
ARTS8002 Art After Utopia
ARTS8030 Professional Practice
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8042 Drawing: A Visual Language
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS8044 Mould Making Practices
ARTS8040 Fine Art Print: Critique
ARTS8028 Independent Photo Practice
ARTS8022 Digital Video Production

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS8024 Fine Art: Discourse & Practice
ARTS8003 Art and Critical Voices
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8043 Drawing: Communication
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS8045 Casting: Art Processes
ARTS8041 Fine Art Print: Production
ARTS8029 Photo Production & Display
ARTS8032 Video & Compositing

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS8049 Fine Art: Research and Context
ARTS8046 Professional Art Identity
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8001 Contextual Thesis
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8007 Thesis: Research & Draft

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8050 Fine Art: Independent Practice
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8006 Academic Thesis
ARTS8051 Fine Art Practice

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