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BA Fine Art

4 years

€2006 pa

Programme profile


This programme is run at Academy Minerva. The emphasis in the programme is on Autonomy. Autonomous can be translated as free and independent. If you choose Fine Art, you are choosing to devote yourself fully - as a visual artist - to exploring your own imagination and fascinations. You will determine what to focus on, whether that's painting, drawing, graphics or photography, sculpture, media or installation art, conceptual or figurative art.

The Fine Art programme exposes you to all aspects of professional art: from developing ideas and the artistic process, to creating, presenting and organising your work. The aim of the course is to develop your qualities as a visual artist to enable to make a personal, critical and inventive contribution to the professional field.

Programme content


The First Year consists of learning in teams and a range of subject lectures introducing you to different technical studios and various techniques and media.

Developing your own work is the focus of Years Two and Three. The course will again comprise a combination of lessons in teams and subject lectures. Theory modules, such as art history, art theory and philosophy will also be presented.

The Professional Preparation module plays an important role in the third and fourth years. Familiarising yourself with professional practice in all its facets is central to the programme. Throughout the programme, there is intensive mentoring from a variety of teachers.

Progression


The college  currently offers the following related Masters programmes, taught through English:

Painting
Interactive Media & Environment

Entry Requirements


Two A/S levels and 4 GCSEs

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at H5 OR relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5

Yes

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Yes: Letter of Motivation

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