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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles)

BA (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_AACER_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:March 2020

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A detailed knowledge and understanding of studio practice as it relates to Applied Art and Ceramics and demonstrate their ability to clearly articulate the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to applied art with particular reference to their own area of investigation and specialisation.
  (b) Current knowledge in relation to the real world professional practice in relation to applied art.
  (c) Thorough knowledge of health and safety standards.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Detailed theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of subject areas within ceramics and applied 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 historical context.
  (b) Understand the relevance of traditional knowledge and skills and the interplay with new technologies.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Mastery of the tools, materials and techniques required to produce ceramic and applied art work within their area of practical specialisation, conduct purposeful experiments with a range of processes and materials that are equivalent to or extend the boundaries of existing knowledge or skill; and collaborate with other artists and professional bodies in the organisation and exhibition of artwork in a professional manner.
  (b) Communicate effectively within to peers, practitioners and external audiences.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Appropriate judgement in regard to their own practice and the practice of others based on informed research, analysis and critical judgement, and communicate concepts, methodologies and outcomes both visually and verbally to their peers, fellow practitioners and the viewing audience.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The implications and applications of creative solutions in a variety of contexts; apply critical thinking with regard to their own art practice and its outcomes and evaluate and discuss art practice within a broader social, economic and aesthetic context.
  (b) Confidence to access professional networks and the skill base, through transferable professional practice projects that are engaging of diverse audiences.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Self motivated and directed art practice, incorporating acquisition of skills, analysis and critical debate commensurate with independent professional practice; and implement or collaborate with other artist/designers and professional bodies in the creation, organisation and exhibition of work in a professional manner.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Acquired knowledge, skills and competencies independently to their own art practice, manage learning tasks independently, professionally and ethically and be able to take responsibility for his/her continued learning.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Create ceramic and applied art works that support or challenge personal and social beliefs, values, traditions and practices and be aware of their role as artists in a National and European context and the critical and active contribution they can make to the social and economic development of their environment.
  (b) Communicate clearly the nature, remit and critical context of their own practice.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

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

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS7021 I.T. for Artists
ARTS6002 Art History:19th-20th Century
ARTS6022 Applied Art Studio
ARTS6021 Art Processes: Introductions

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS7035 Applied Art:Skills Exploration
ARTS7036 Visual Research Skills
ARTS7046 Applied Art and Ideas
Module Code Module Title
ARTS7044 Drawing: Exploring Concept
ARTS7012 The Moving Image
ARTS7025 Photography: Draw with Light
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS7039 Fine Print: Hybrid Printmaking
ARTS7042 Mould Making: Elements

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS7037 Skills Assimilation
ARTS7047 Applied Art, Makers & Thinkers
ARTS7058 Innovative Technologies
Module Code Module Title
ARTS7045 Drawing: Exploring Perception
ARTS7004 Fine Art Video
ARTS7014 Photographic Narrative
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS7043 Plaster Moulding & Casting
ARTS7038 Fine Print: Intaglio

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS8005 Applied Art: 20th Century
ARTS8021 Concepts into Materials
ARTS8033 Applied Art: Visual Concepts
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8042 Drawing: A Visual Language
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS8044 Mould Making Practices
ARTS8022 Digital Video Production
ARTS8040 Fine Art Print: Critique
ARTS8028 Independent Photo Practice

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ARTS8004 Applied Art: Critique
ARTS8017 Review and Development
ARTS8014 Studio: Goals and Development
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8043 Drawing: Communication
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ARTS8032 Video & Compositing
ARTS8029 Photo Production & Display
ARTS8045 Casting: Art Processes
ARTS8041 Fine Art Print: Production

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ARTS8046 Professional Art Identity
ARTS8047 Visuals, Concepts & Materials
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
ARTS8048 Applied Art Exhibition
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
ARTS8015 Applied Art Practice
ARTS8006 Academic Thesis

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