PART TIME COURSES 2017/2018 - Student Information and Course Handbook - National College of Art and Design

 
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PART TIME COURSES 2017/2018
Student Information and Course Handbook

                                                      Diploma
                                                      Certificates
                                                      Audit Credit A/C Modules
                                                      Foundation and Short Courses

National College of Art & Design
Coláiste Náisiúnta Ealaíne is Deartha

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                       Contents

                       INTRODUCTION                                              1   NON CREDIT SHORT COURSES                                       27
                                                                                     Fine Art – Drawing and Painting                                27
                       ACCREDITED COURSES                                        2   Drawing from Life                                              27
                       Part-time Diploma in Art and Design                       2   Painting; Landscape and Cityscape                              27
                       Drawing and Visual Investigation (D+VI)                   4   Drawing and Colour Studies – Introduction                      27
                       Photography and Digital Imaging (P+DI)                    5   Drawing Approaches – Studio Skills and Notebooks               27
                       Certificate in Visual Arts Practice (VAP)                 6   Drawing and Painting the Figure                                28
                                                                                     Techniques of Watercolour                                      28
                       AUDIT/CREDIT COURSES (AC)                                 8   Painting Processes                                             28
                       A/C 02 Drawing: Techniques and Developing Ideas          12   Printmaking – Etching and Carborundum                          29
                       A/C 03 Drawing/Print/Mixed Media                         13   Fine Art – Sculpture                                           29
                       A/C 05 Extending your Visual Language                    14   Constructing Sculpture through Bronze Casting – Introductory   29
                       A/C 06 Sculpture and Drawing – Combining Techniques      15   Fine Art – Media                                               29
                       A/C E Embroidered Textile Design                         16   Photography                                                    32
                       A/C 07 Materials, Techniques and Language of Painting    17   Design – Ceramics, Glass and Metals                            32
                       A/C 08 Painting and Visual Research Methods              18   Jewellery Skills Introduction                                  32
                       A/C 09 Ceramics                                          19   Stained Glass – Introductory                                   33
                       A/C 10 Printed Textile Design                            20   Stained Glass – Intermediate                                   33
                       A/C 11 Jewellery Design                                  21   Design – Visual Communications                                 33
                       A/C 12 Bronze-Casting as a Sculptural Process            22   Type and Image                                                 33
                       A/C VC Part Time Audit-Credit Module in Visual Culture   23   Letterpress Printing – Introductory                            34
                                                                                     Letterpress Printing – Intermediate                            34
                                                                                     Design – Fashion and Textiles                                  35
                                                                                     Embroidered Textile Design                                     35
                                                                                     Pre Third Level Courses                                        35
                                                                                     Portfolio Preparation                                          35

                                                                                     FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                     38

                                                                                     TERMS & CONDITIONS                                             39

National College of Art & Design
Coláiste Náisiúnta Ealaíne is Deartha

www.ncad.ie
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    INTRODUCTION TO CONTINUING EDUCATION AT NCAD

    The National College of Art and Design offers the most extensive range of
    part-time art and design courses in Ireland. Over 800 students participate
    in the continuing education programme annually. Courses are provided
    at different levels to facilitate students who want to participate in flexible
    learning opportunities, gain qualifications and progress within third level.
    Continuing education also provides courses for individuals interested in
    returning to education, or those wanting to enhance their existing skill and
    knowledge in art and design through participation in short courses. CEAD
    students include: individuals who have a commitment to making fine art
    and design work and want to continue in practice; individuals interested in
    expanding their art skills and knowledge of art processes; experienced visual
    arts practitioners who want to return and renew their arts practice; mature
    students who are interested in progressing within the higher education system
    and want to pursue a career in visual art and design.

    Students can access the library for reading purposes and students
    registered for accredited options such as Certificate or Diploma courses will
    have borrowing rights in the library. CEAD students can submit work for the
    annual exhibition, which takes place in July on the college campus. The exhibition is
    organised by the evening students union and selection of students work for
    exhibition is by an independent panel.

    Students whose work is presented and selected for Exhibition will be
    required to pay an additional contribution towards display of work.

    Website     http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education   CEAD OPEN DAY
    Email       cead@staff.ncad.ie                        SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2017
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                                                          11–2pm
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    Certificate and Diploma Courses:                                                                                           Closing date for applications for D+VI / P+DI Certificate courses, 14TH June 2018.

                                                                                                                              Closing date for applications for VAP September 7TH 2017.
    Part-time Diploma in Art and Design
                                                                                                                              If you are interested in obtaining further information, please contact CEAD at cead@staff.ncad.ie
    Certificate in DRAWING and VISUAL INVESTIGATION, (D+VI)                                                                    or +353 1 636 4214

    Certificate in PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING, (P+DI)                                                                     Students who successfully complete an NUI Certificate with CEAD are eligible to apply to the part-time
                                                                                                                              Diploma course.
    Certificate in VISUAL ART PRACTICE, (VAP)

    PART-TIME DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN
    NFQL7
    Application deadline: June 14 2018
    Portfolio – Required

    Introduction                                                The Diploma provides an intensive learning experience         This course aims to:                                          Course Duration
    This part-time undergraduate course offers an opportunity   for students who are committed to expanding their             • Introduce students to concepts, ideas and                   Students will attend on a part-time basis for
    for mature students interested in establishing a personal   visual vocabulary, through experimentation and analysis         research processes in art and design,                       approximately 30 weeks, in addition, students will
    direction in their art and design practice to attend        of visual material.Through a series of practical projects,    • Provide students with technical skills applicable to        attend blocked week-long sessions at intervals.
    a flexible programme leading to an NUI Diploma.             workshops and seminars, students will explore and               studio practice,                                            Normally students will attend for a minimum 6 hours
    Typically students will complete an NUI Certificate         manipulate a range of materials and acquire technical         • Encourage students to generate and develop                  per week. The course includes; evening attendance,
    course with CEAD (such as; D+VI, P+DI or VAP), have         skills applicable to studio practice. Students will be          ideas across fine art and design subject areas,             weekend sessions and daytime blocks at Easter.
    accumulated 20 credits and then apply to the part-time      encouraged to work as part of a group, and develop            • Introduce students to visual culture and themes
    Diploma programme. Students who successfully achieve        their ability to manage and direct their learning outside       in art and design history,
    the learning outcomes in the Diploma course will have       of tutor contact time. During the course students will
    accumulated 60 ects credits and are eligible to apply       be encouraged to work across disciplines, though              Course modules
    for year two of an undergraduate degree programme           in the latter part of the course, they will establish a       • Visual Research Methods, Drawing and Visual
    in Fine Art or Design at NCAD or another college of         direction in relation to the development of an art/             Investigation, Workshops 2d/3d,
    art and design. The Part-time Diploma in Art & Design is    design practice, focusing on a discipline specific pathway.   • Electives (Discipline Experience),
    a Level 7 qualification and is a minor award within NFQ.    A lecture and seminar programme in visual culture is          • Contextual Development,
                                                                integrated with the studio programme to provide a             • Discipline Development
    Students applying to the Diploma course need                theoretical and contextual framework for students.            • Visual Culture 1 & 2
    to submit a portfolio, and more information on this
    and the application process are on the CEAD web-            The diploma involves studio based learning, lectures,         Application Process
    site, http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education.              seminars and self directed learning. Students will            Students applying to this course should be 21 years
    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS                               devote approximately 80% of their learning effort             or over, submit a portfolio and an application form
    IS JUNE 14TH 2018.                                          within studio practice and the remaining 20% is               and fulfill criteria for accessing a third level college as
                                                                concerned with visual culture.                                a mature student. Details of application process,
                                                                                                                              submission deadlines for application forms and
                                                                                                                              selection criteria are available from the cead
                                                                                                                              website, http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education.
                                                                                                                              Submission date for portfolio application for the
                                                                                                                              diploma is June 14TH 2018.

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    CERTIFICATE COURSE                                                                                                           CERTIFICATE COURSE
    DRAWING AND VISUAL INVESTIGATION (D+VI)                                                                                      PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING (P+DI)
    NFQL7. Application deadline: June 14 2018                                                                                    NFQL7. Application deadline: June 14 2018
    Portfolio – NOT Required                                                                                                     Portfolio – Required

    This part-time course in drawing and visual investigation        project briefs and undertake research for practical         This one year part-time course offers students an            /media and be committed to developing their own
    provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding       studio based projects. Project work will be reviewed        opportunity to extend their visual vocabulary and            personal body of work.
    of contemporary approaches to drawing and visual                 and assessed at the end of the first term and students      explore the creative possibilities of photography
    research. The course aims to foster the intellectual             will receive feedback from tutors on their progress.        within contemporary visual art and design practice.          Students accessing this course are required to
    and practical creativity of the individual. Drawing and                                                                                                                                   have already completed an introductory course in
    Visual Investigation is concerned with conceptual                The second term focuses on individuals developing           The course aims to:                                          photography and be able to demonstrate an under-
    approaches to drawing as well as developing students             their ideas for project work that can be extended           • Provide an in-depth understanding of practical             standing of black and white photographic techniques,
    direct observation practical skills and their visual analysis.   and sustained toward the presentation and display of          photographic concepts                                      and printing processes. They should have a basic
                                                                     a coherent body of work at the end of the course.           • Equip students with the skills they need to explore        knowledge of how an SLR and digital camera works.
    The twenty-four week course includes: practical                  Through lectures and seminars in visual culture, students     concepts and express ideas through photography             A good level of computer literacy (i.e. a working
    demonstration, tutor led seminars, individual tutorials,         will be encouraged to develop an awareness of               • Develop students knowledge of context and                  knowledge of PC or Mac) is essential for students
    workshops, reviews, location based practical sessions,           contemporary discourse in art history and contribute          uses of photography within fine art, design and             attending the course. Students with a background in
    visual culture seminars and visiting lecturers. Students         to critical discussions surrounding contemporary              commercial situations                                      art and design and related areas are welcome.
    will be encouraged to respond to project briefs,                 practices in visual culture.                                • Introduce students to concepts and ideas informing
    undertake research, and with the support of tutors,                                                                            the history of photography and visual culture              Progression
    develop their ideas for project work which they will;            Completed applications submitted by 14TH June 2018.                                                                      The Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging is
    plan, research, evaluate and present for display.                                                                            Overview of Content                                          a part-time Certificate. On completion of the course
                                                                                                                                 The course will include instruction in: advanced and         students will have accumulated 20 credits at under-
    The course is within the NFQ and carries 20 ECTS                                                                             alternative dark room skills, printing processes, camera     graduate level (NFQL6).
    credits. Drawing and visual investigation involves a                                                                         use, studio photography, digital photography and
    minimum of six hours tutor contact time over a twenty                                                                        image manipulation. This knowledge, coupled with             Completed portfolio and applications submitted by
    four week period (approx. 144 hours) and students                                                                            discussion and analysis, will help students locate current   14TH June 2018.
    will undertake additional self-directed learning outside                                                                     practice within the historic tradition of photography.
    of the course. The total student learning effort is                                                                          Through a seminar programme students will be
    approximately 400 hours of learning.                                                                                         encouraged to engage critically with the profound
                                                                                                                                 changes in photographic media and to make pertinent
    Course content                                                                                                               choices in relation to how they use the photographic
    At the outset students will participate in a series of                                                                       medium. Students will undertake a historical and
    workshops and exercises to support the development                                                                           theoretical component and make use of the gallery
    of skills in observation, visual investigation, ideas                                                                        and museum facilities in the vicinity of the college.
    generation, research and explore the use of a range                                                                                                                                       Website     http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education
    of materials and techniques. Practical sessions on;              Website      http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education        Who is the course for?                                       Email       cead@staff.ncad.ie
    notebook development and ideas generation will be                Email        cead@staff.ncad.ie                             The course is suited to adults and mature students with      Facebook    facebook.com/CEADatNCAD/
    followed by project based work, location drawing                 Facebook     facebook.com/CEADatNCAD/                       an interest in exploring ideas through photography.          Twitter     @cead_ncad
    and lectures on visual culture and contemporary                  Twitter      @cead_ncad                                     Students applying for this course should be willing to       Telephone   +353 1 636 4214
    discourses in art and design. Students will respond to           Telephone    +353 1 636 4214                                experiment with a range of photographic approaches
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    CERTIFICATE COURSE
    CERTIFICATE IN VISUAL ART PRACTICE
    NFQL7. Application deadline: September 7 2017
    Portfolio – NOT Required

    The Certificate in Visual Arts Practice is one of a        The VAP Certificate, and A/C modules are not for
    number of accredited courses available to mature          beginners. For further information on course content
    students seeking flexible quality learning opportunities   and modules, please see page 6 of the brochure, or
    at NCAD. The course contains multiple modules             go to http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education.
    offering choice to students, who can construct a
    sequential programme of learning from a multi-            (for further details on course content and modules
    disciplinary modular framework. Students are              offered as part of this course see the section on
    required to complete four modules altogether, three       audit-credit)
    studio practice modules in art and design and one
    module in visual culture. Successful completion of        Nuala Hunt
    four modules over one to three years part-time will       Head of Continuing Education in Art and Design
    result in students being awarded an Certificate in
    VAP (Visual Art Practice).

    This course is a minor award, it is within the national
    framework of qualifications (NFQL7) and carries 20
    credits. Students who wish to progress and further
    develop their knowledge and skills in art and design
    are eligible to apply to the part-time Diploma course
    at NCAD or to undergraduate courses in art and
    design in other art colleges. Students should choose
    one course from each category:

    1) Drawing and Visual Research; (A/C 02, A/C 03)
    2) Materials and Media; (A/C 05, A/C O6, A/C E)
    3) Discipline Experience (A/C 07, A/C O8, A/C 09,
       A/C 10, A/C 11, A/C 12)
    4) Visual Culture (A/C VC is mandatory for
       Certificate)
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    Audit/Credit Courses (A/C)
    Certificate in Visual Arts Practice

    WHAT ARE AUDIT/CREDIT COURSES?
    Audit/Credit (A/C) courses are part-time modules
    offered in a range of Fine Art and Design
    subjects. A/C courses provide students with an
    option to study part-time and build credit toward
    a recognised third level qualification.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                        The A/C courses are normally 21/22 weeks in duration.
    A/C courses are not for beginners. The A/C                Students will be asked to undertake additional work
    courses are for mature students (21 years of age          outside of the course contact time. Students can
    or over) who can demonstrate a commitment to              enrol on one or up to four courses maximum on a
    developing a professional practice in art and design.     part-time basis each year. Students who achieve the
    The audit credit courses are not suited to beginners.     course outcomes can accumulate credits toward a
    Normally students applying for A/C will have              Certificate. Completion of four modules over a one to
    completed introductory drawing, painting or portfolio     three year period will result in students being awarded
    courses or will have several years experience in          a Certificate in Visual Art Practice. Please see p 6 for
    related disciplines. Students will be encouraged          more information on VAP modules.
    to experiment with materials and establish ways
    of working which are in keeping with current              80% attendance is required for those students under-
    developments in visual art practice.                      taking assessment for credit accumulation purposes.
                                                              Students choosing to participate in audit/credit courses
    Two options are provided for students taking              without undertaking assessment can take courses
    Audit/Credit courses:                                     randomly within the listing.
    • Audit option: students follow the full course
      programme but do not submit their work for 		           REGISTRATION
      assessment and do not gain credit for accumulation 		   Students taking the A/C credit option can pay the full
      purposes.                                               amount including the assessment fee when submitting
    • Credit option: students submit their work for 		        their application. Where students opt for auditing the
      assessment by tutors and gain appropriate credit 		     course and change their mind they can register late,
      which is certified and may be used for accumulation 		   (closing date October 20th 2017) thereafter there is
      purposes towards the completion of a 		                 no late registration for part-time courses.
      Certificate, Diploma or Degree.
                                                              Students can apply for VAP A/C modules on the CEAD
    PROGRESSION                                               website, http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education
    Students who successfully complete a Certificate           Alternatively, the application form no. 2 at the back
    course with CEAD can apply to the part-time               of the brochure can be completed and posted, with
    Diploma course NFQL7                                      payment details, to the college.

                                                              The audit credit courses are divided into four categories.
                                                              Students interested in progressing toward a certificate
                                                              should choose one course from each category:
                                                              Drawing and Visual Research; (AC02, AC03)
                                                              Materials and Media; (AC05, ACO6, AC E)
                                                              Discipline Experience (AC07, ACO8, AC09, AC10,
                                                              AC11, AC12)
                                                              Visual Culture (ACVC)
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     CEAD
     Progression and credit accumulation

        CERTIFICATE COURSES R 20 CREDITS                              DIPLOMA R 60 CREDITS

                                                              Module
            Visual Art               Module one  Module two    three
             Practice                A/C 02 or + A/C 05 or + A/C 07 or + Module four = 20 Credits
                                 R                                        A/C VC
            1–3 years                 A/C 03     A/C 06 or   A/C 08 or
                                                   A/C E     A/C 09 or
                                                             A/C 10 or
                                                             A/C 11 or                                               V
                                                              A/C 12

          Drawing &
            Visual                                                                                                       Part-time       Studio Practice   Visual Culture
         Investigation           R Module one + Module two + Module three + Module four = 20 Credits                 R   Diploma     R    x 4 modules
                                                                                                                                                         +
                                                                                                                                                            x 1 module
                                                                                                                                                                            =   40 Credits
            1 year

                                                                                                                                                                                   P             UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                                                                     T                                                                               DEGREE
        Photography
          & Digital                                                                                                                                                                                 (Full-time)
          Imaging                R Module one + Module two + Module three + Module four = 20 Credits
           1 year                                                                                                                                                               Diploma      R       Year 2
        (Portfolio application
             required)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   60 Credits

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Year 3

     Students can accumulate a maximum of 20 ECTS              Website     http://www.ncad.ie/continuing-education                                                                                 60 Credits
     credits at Certificate level and carry these forward to   Email       cead@staff.ncad.ie
     the Diploma.                                              Facebook    facebook.com/CEADatNCAD/
                                                               Twitter     @cead_ncad                                                                                                              180 Credits
     Students who successfully complete a Certificate           Telephone   +353 1 636 4214
     course can apply to the part-time Diploma course.
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     VAP A/C Course Content
     A/C O2                                                                                                                A/C O3
     DRAWING: TECHNIQUES AND DEVELOPING IDEAS                                                                              DRAWING/PRINT/MIXED MEDIA

     Tutors:      Berni Markey, BA., Jackie Duignan, BA., MA.                                                              Tutors:      Anne Marie Keaveney, BA, M. Litt.
                                                                                                                                        Barbara Dunne, Dip.
     Course fee: €415
                                                                                                                           Course fee: €420
     Day:         Tuesday

     Duration:    22 weeks, 55 hours tutor contact time 		                                                                 Day:         Wednesday
                  and approximately 66 hours of self
                  directed learning                                                                                        Duration:    22 weeks, 55 hours tuition,
                                                                                                                                        66 hours self directed learning
     COURSE AIMS:
     This course, A/C 02 gives students fundamental              Section B, Developing Ideas and Project Work,             COURSE CONTENT:                                           Learning outcomes
     drawing skills for Art and Design. Students are             provides a thorough grounding in drawing starting with    This course is designed to equip students with the        Students should be able to:
     taught a wide range of drawing techniques and               techniques and exercises progressing to a personal        skills and knowledge to develop their practice in         • Demonstrate the use of etching and dry point
     how to develop ideas in sketchbooks, leading to an          project brief. Work is developed and explored in          print and drawing within a contemporary context.             techniques and apply these to the process of
     understanding of the creative process.                      sketchbooks, fostering an understanding of the            The course contains two parts: Drawing-Mixed                 making plates,
                                                                 creative process.                                         Media and Printmaking. The two subject areas are          • Translate ideas from notebooks, visual research
     In an encouraging environment, students learn how                                                                     complementary and to complete them successfully              into printed plates,
     to approach and develop project work, to stimulate          The learning environment is supportive and tuition is     students will have to undertake self-directed learning    • Identify appropriate research sources and record
     and organise ideas, to develop self-evaluation skills       individual and group based.                               outside of class time.                                       ideas using notebooks,
     and develop a sketchbook. Contemporary artists are                                                                                                                              • Demonstrate various drawing techniques and use
     used as examples to support learning in class, as well      Learning outcomes                                         Students will be encouraged to use the library,              of materials in project work,
     as students being taught to use them as a resource          On successful completion of the modules students          which contains a rich source of texts for ideas           • Write and present a project outline,
     in their own work. These elements come together             should be able to:                                        developments. Students will engage in project work        • Research and present a self directed project
     to form the creative process and students learn to          • Demonstrate drawing skills through visual               involving gathering source material for visual research
     develop their work through an individual personal             investigation of techniques and materials,              and notebook work, which can be further developed         The course will include: demonstration, lecture,
     project.                                                    • Develop notebooks as a resource for ideas and 		        through various projects. The same process will           group discussion, studio critiques, student reviews,
                                                                   extend visual language through research                 apply to both subjects, students will be encouraged       presentation and assessment of work. Students eligible
     Students work from the life model, themselves and           • Examine contemporary sources and select                 to experiment, develop ideas and establish a creative     for assessment will submit work at the end of the
     their home environment, the built and natural                 appropriate material for project work                   approach to the development of subject matter.            first term and at the end of the second term. Tutors
     environment and objects associated with a given             • Recognise in ones’ own work areas of further 		         Assessment and feedback will take place at the end        will provide students with assignments and guidelines
     theme. This course provides a great foundation and            development,                                            of each term.                                             for assessment. Students will need to submit their
     skill set with which to pursue other courses.               • Write a personal project outline and develop a 		                                                                 assignments on the dates/time specified by the
                                                                   body of work for display,                               Printmaking:                                              course tutors. Students who successfully complete
     Why it would be good to do this course                                                                                Printmaking techniques and processes, notebook            the course learning outcomes will be award.
     Students will learn both the technical drawing skills and   Assessment will be continuous and tutor led with          work, visual research and translation of ideas into       80% attendance is required to complete the course
     techniques for generating ideas. These two aspects are      group critiques to review progress throughout the         printed plates, using dry point or etching techniques.    outcomes successfully.
     fundamental to the study of Art and Design at third         course. Students will need to attend 80% of the
     level. This course is designed for mature students who      course in order to successfully achieve the learning      Drawing and Mixed media includes: introduction to         Class size: 14
     have an interest in art. Students learn to draw and         outcomes. Assessment includes:                            research methods, developing a notebook, drawing
     develop an insight into art making at third level.          • Feedback on Students’ progress,                         techniques, tools and materials: life drawing, contour
                                                                 • Presentation of Sketch books including – 		             drawing, exploring a range of drawing media,
     The course is divided into two sections:                      Contextual Studies (natural and built environment, 		   understanding tone and its uses, collage techniques,
                                                                   human figure) and Historical & Theoretical               wire/fibre and thread, scale and analysis of form and
     Section A; Exploring media and skills, concentrates on      • Research /Referencing                                   content, development of project work and submission
     working from the life model in studio and outside of        • Critiques- oral and visual presentation                 of completed projects.
     class from figure sources. Students explore a range of      • End of course display of students work
     materials such as: charcoal, ink, and implements, paint,
     pastels and various surfaces.                               Class size: 16
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     A/C O5                                                                                                                   A/C 06
     EXTENDING YOUR VISUAL LANGUAGE                                                                                           SCULPTURE AND DRAWING
                                                                                                                              – COMBINING TECHNIQUES
     Tutors:       Mary Burke, BA, MA,
                   MA (Digital Media Technologies).                                                                           Tutors:      Vivian Hansbury, BA, MA,.
                                                                                                                                           Margaret Fitzgibbon BA, MA.
     Course fee: €415
                                                                                                                              Course fee: €460
     Day:          Wednesday
                                                                                                                              Day:         Tuesday
     COURSE CONTENT                                              Course outline
     This course is suited to students who have several          • Week 1: Introduction to course content. Students will 		   Duration:    22 weeks 55 hours tutor contact time
     years drawing and painting experience and wish to             be given a project brief for the following weeks.                       and 66 hours of self-directed learning.
     develop their work beyond the structure of the class.       • Weeks 2,3,4,5: Students will commence work on
     The course will be project based and will require an          an observational project. This will involve taking a       COURSE CONTENT                                           Learning outcomes:
     additional input of three hours per week outside of           single object of their own choosing and investigating 		   The course is structured around a series of              On completion of the course students should be able
     class time. There will be a strong emphasis on research       it through a series of observational studies in line, 		   demonstrations and project work. The tutors will         to:
     methods and information gathering. Students will be           tone, scale, proportion, positive and negative space,      integrate the subject areas of drawing, and sculptural   • Identify appropriate technical processes and apply
     encouraged to embark on a series of related works             texture and colour.                                        processes throughout. In Semester 1, includes tutor         conceptual skills necessary for the realisation of
     and set their own long-term projects. Students will be      • Week 6,7: Students will receive a second project 		        lead demonstrations on plaster mixing, wax, body            individual projects,
     expected to provide much of their own source material         brief. This will involve the use of collage to create      casting and clay mould, as well as visual research and   • Select appropriate research material for project work,
     however a series of short projects will be set in term        colour compositional studies, which will act as 		         ideas development with an assignment and group           • Experiment with materials and resolve problems
     1 to provide a framework from which students can              a starting point for developing a single large- scale      critique at the end. In Semester 2, students will           through process,
     start to develop their own research.                          painting.                                                  develop their personal self-directed project based on    • Illustrate the progress of their ideas through the
                                                                 • Week 8 – 11: Students will commence work on a              earlier explorations developed during the course.           use of notebooks and sketches,
     There will also be an optional life drawing/painting          large-scale work based on the compositional studies                                                                 • Produce a body of work for display,
     block. Guidance will be given on the editing and              completed on week 7.                                       Students will work through a series of set projects,
     manipulation of material so that it can be integrated       • Week 12: Students will be asked to decide on the           which will involve exploration of technical processes,   Entry requirements
     into a cohesive body of work. This course should              content for a personal project, which will run for the     and the development of conceptual skills applicable      Drawing skills, knowledge of modern and contemporary
     help students to become more autonomous in their              duration of Term 2. Much of the research work for          to practice. The course includes: demonstration,         visual arts practice. Students should be familiar with
     work practice. Tuition will be given individually as well     this project will be undertaken outside of class time.     workshops, presentation, critiques and discussion,       using a notebook as a resource for ideas generation
     as at a group level. Presentation for assessment for        • Week 13 – 20: Work will commence on the major              which explore drawing, sculpture construction,           and development, be willing to experiment with
     credits is optional.                                          personal project. Guidance and assistance will be 		       conceptual processes and problem solving.                materials and have a commitment to the development
                                                                   given in the gathering and manipulation of material.                                                                of a studio practice.
     Learning outcomes                                             Students will be brought through each stage of their       Subjects covered include: plaster mixing, exploring
     On successful completion of this course students              project individually.                                      through materials/visual research, clay, plaster and     Assessment
     should be able to:                                          • Week 21 – 22: Display and assessment of all work.          silicone mould making, 2D/3D drawing processes           Assessment will be continuous and tutor lead, and
     • Demonstrate a structured personal research 		                                                                          for ideas development, visual research, generating       students will present project work, preparatory
       methodology through the use of notebooks, 		              Assessment                                                   ideas using notebooks, experimenting with materials.     material, notebooks, sketches and display their work
       drawings, and possibly a digital camera.                  Students undertaking assessment will need to attend          Students are expected to generate their own subject      for exhibition. Tutors will provide project briefs, and
     • Progress a single idea through a number                   80% of the course.                                           material for project work and with the support of the    guidelines to students in advance. Students will present
       documented stages and processes which can 		                                                                           tutor evolve sustainable self-directed projects from     work for assessment at the end of the first term and
       inform the development of finished works.                  Students who are eligible for assessment and                 this.                                                    present for final assessment at the end of the second
     • Present a series of related works for display.            successfully achieve the course learning outcomes                                                                     term. Students who successfully complete the course
                                                                 will be awarded. Students will present their work for                                                                 learning outcomes will be awarded. 80% attendance
                                                                 assessment at the end of the first term and also for a                                                                 is required to complete the course successfully.
                                                                 final assessment.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Class size: 15
                                                                 Students will be given assignments by their course
                                                                 tutor and present work for assessment on the dates/
                                                                 times specified in accordance with tutor guidelines for
                                                                 assessment. Students will receive feedback on their
                                                                 progress from the course tutor.

                                                                 Class size: 15
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     A/C E                                                                                                                     A/C 07
     EMBROIDERED TEXTILE DESIGN                                                                                                MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES
                                                                                                                               AND LANGUAGE OF PAINTING

     Tutors:      Rose Mary Cullen, BDes, MA.                                                                                  Tutors:       Ken Donfield, Dip Fine Art.

     Course fee: €440                                                                                                          Course fee: €415

     Day:         Thursday                                                                                                     Day:          Friday

     Entry Requirements                                          exploration of various source materials and threads.          Duration:     Tutor contact hours: 55 hours
     Students should have;                                       This technical library will provide reference points for                    Self directed learning: 66 hours
     • A basic knowledge of embroidery techniques 		             further work.
        having completed the Introduction to Embroidered                                                                       COURSE CONTENT                                               Learning outcomes
        Textile Design or similar course.                        3. Personal Project                                           This course will be interest to students who are             On successful completion of this course students
     • An understanding of research methodologies and            Based on the previous two assignments students will           committed to establishing a studio practice, while           should be able to:
        an ability to research, record and develop ideas         be required to select elements to develop a project           fostering a personal approach to art making. The             • Define colour theory and apply this knowledge to
        through a visual notebook.                               for a design or art outcome. Students will apply              twenty-two week course concentrates on expanding               project work,
     • Good time-management skills and commitment to             appropriate techniques to execute and present a finished      technical skills and knowledge of painting processes,        • Engage with and resolve formal painting problems
        self-directed learning.                                  piece or body of work for assessment. They will also          while developing a professional approach to studio             as part of a project,
                                                                 be required to continue the development of the visual         practices. Students will undertake two projects in           • Apply a variety of water and oil based paint media,
     COURSE CONTENT                                              notebook throughout this module, introducing support          each term and will be expected to bring their own              primers and supports,
     This 22 week course offers students an opportunity          studies and related references as well as the visualisation   source material for certain projects.                        • Select and investigate appropriate source materials
     to develop technical and design skills and to expand        of their finished piece/product in context.                                                                                  for project work,
     their knowledge of contemporary embroidery.                                                                               The course programme includes: research drawing,             • Discuss their work in the context of studio
     Practice based tutorials and demonstrations will consider   Learning outcomes:                                            from observed and imaginative sources, using a                 critiques and project reviews,
     embroidery techniques, their application and exploration.   On completion of this course the student will be able to:     variety of wet and dry media; drawing and painting           • Present a body of work for display.
     Throughout the course tutors will, through individual       • Demonstrate a range of embroidery techniques.               the human figure from life in the studio; and plein air
     tutorials and structured presentations, provide an          • Document and develop visual research, ideas and 		          painting. This class will guide students in responding       Assessment
     overview of embroidery from a historical and                  technical knowledge through notebooks.                      to and interpreting visual qualities of light, mass and      Assessment is continuous and tutor led. Assessment
     contemporary perspective placing it within the              • Apply appropriate design principles, methods and            texture, focusing on the understanding and application       will take place at the end of the first term and at the
     context of art and design practice. Students will be          techniques to translate visual information from             of colour theory and learning to look closely,               end of final term. Tutors will provide students with
     encouraged to contextualise their own work within             notebooks, drawings and other source material               critically and selectively at the composing of a painting.   briefs for assignments and information on dates/
     the broader context of embroidery by referencing              into embroidery based art and/or design outcomes.           Students will investigate essential painting techniques      times of assessment and give feedback on students’
     other artists and designers. This course is divided into    • Develop an awareness of the applications of both            and processes including, mark-making, preparation of         progress. In order to successfully complete the
     three modules.                                                contemporary and traditional embroidery in art 		           the painting surface, and the addition of painting           course students will need to attend 80% of the time.
                                                                   and design.                                                 mediums to alter the characteristics of paint.
     1. Visual investigation and research                        • Generate and present a coherent body of work 		             Students may paint in Oils, Acrylics and/or Water            Class size: 16
     As an ongoing part of the course, students will be            for display.                                                Colours on this course, and will be encouraged to
     required to develop a visual notebook documenting                                                                         explore paint for its expressive quality, addressing
     ideas, processes and outcomes. Tutors will define           Assessment                                                    concepts of abstraction and representation.
     the functions of a notebook and through examples,           Students will undertake two assignments for assessment,
     demonstrate various processes that can be used in           one in the first term and another at the end of the           The research process will require visits to the library
     its creation. The notebook should demonstrate the           course. Students will present notebooks, technical            and contemporary galleries and museums. Students will
     progress of an idea through the documentation of            samples and a body of work for assessment.                    document the evolution of their work, by recording
     visual information (drawing, photography, collage,                                                                        ideas, research, problem solving and resolution.
     sampling etc.).                                             Class size: 11                                                Through participation in group and individual reviews,
                                                                                                                               and critiques, students will develop their visual
     2. Technical Skills Project                                                                                               vocabulary and be able to locate their work with
     Students will produce a technical library of stitches                                                                     reference to contemporary visual arts practice.
     based on demonstrations during the course. The
     students will create samples, which explore stitches in
     their purest forms and in their creative interpretation.
     These samples will be created through the exploitation
     of stitches by varying scale and density and by the
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     A/C O8                                                                                                                   A/C 09
     PAINTING AND VISUAL RESEARCH METHODS                                                                                     CERAMICS

                                                                                                                              Tutors:      Brigitta Seck, MA.
     Tutors:       Felicity Clear, BA, MA. / Tadhg
                   McGrath, BA, MA. and other tutors.                                                                         Course fee: €460

     Course fee: €415                                                                                                         Day:         Wednesday

     Day:          Monday                                                                                                     Entry Requirements                                          Learning outcomes
                                                                                                                              Students should have a basic knowledge of ceramic           On successful completion of this course students
     Entry Requirements                                         paint. Students will be challenged to experiment              materials and processes and a willingness to experiment.    should be able to:
     This course is suited to individuals who are interested    beyond existing boundaries, considering the possibilities     Basic drawing skills and an interest in modern and          • Apply experimentation and research methods to
     in establishing a studio practice in painting and are      offered by the appropriate manipulation of colour,            contemporary visual art practice is useful.                   the development of ideas
     familiar with contemporary developments in fine             light, form, scale and surface. The research process                                                                      • Respond to and interpret a brief creatively
     art. Students attending this course should have basic      will require visits to the library and contemporary           COURSE CONTENT                                              • Select and utilise appropriate materials, techniques
     drawing and painting skills. Students will be introduced   galleries and museums. Students will document the             This course is structured around a series of                  and methods suited to the design process and
     to the language and techniques of painting and will be     evolution of their work, by recording ideas, research,        demonstrations and project work covering the full             project work
     encouraged to experiment with materials. Students          problem solving and resolution in their notebooks.            spectrum of 3D design methods. Advanced methods             • Record work stages using drawing and photography
     will be encouraged to undertake research and develop       Critiques will encourage the interpretation and               for building, joining and manipulating clay, surface          in notebook
     material for self-directed project work.                   discussion of one’s own work, and the work of other           treatment including texture and colours as well as          • Produce a body of work for display
                                                                students and artists.                                         glazing and firing processes are covered.
     Criteria                                                                                                                 .                                                           Assessment will be continuous and tutor led with
     Students applying should:                                  This course includes practical demonstrations, lectures,      The first term will have an emphasis on furthering          group critiques to review process throughout the
     • have several years of drawing and painting experience    critiques, individual and group tutorials, library research   technical and material skills as well as visual research    course. Students who want to undertake assessments
     • have experience in using notebooks as a resource         and gallery visits. Students will present project work,       methods. Subjects covered include a variety of building     will need to present assignments and attend 80% of
        for recording and generating ideas                      preparatory material, notebooks and sketches for              techniques such as coiling, slab work, mould making and     the course and undertake additional work such as
     • be willing to experiment with a variety of drawing 		    assessment, and will be expected to create a cohesive         slab moulding, sculptural building, surface decoration      research outside of class contact time.
        and painting materials                                  body of work related to a specific theme by the end            through creating textures, painting with oxides and
     • have a knowledge and interest in contemporary 		         of the course.                                                coloured clay as well as various printing techniques        Class size: 10
        visual arts practice                                                                                                  onto clay.
     • be committed to developing of a studio practice 		       Learning Outcomes
        outside the class                                       On successful completion of the learning outcomes             As the course progresses students will be encouraged
                                                                students should be able to:                                   to engage with more self generated subjects and
     COURSE CONTENT                                             • Define colour theory and apply this to project work,         incorporating this into their making. Students will
     This course is project based, focusing on research and     • Engage with formal and conceptual problems as 		            engage in research of personal source images and
     experimentation processes within contemporary                 part of a project,                                         contemporary ceramic practice, drawing,
     painting and drawing practice. Students will work          • Experiment and use competently a variety of 		              experimentation with materials. Students are required
     through two projects in the first term and another two         water and oil based paint media,                           to develop their visual notebook on a continuous basis.
     in the second term. These projects will concentrate        • Select appropriate research materials for project
     on the exploration and honing of technical processes,         work,                                                      Subjects covered include, exploring a variety of clays,
     and the development of conceptual and critical skills.     • Write a project outline and build a coherent 		             making and use of moulds, building and glazing
     For certain self-directed projects students will be           body of work,                                              techniques, 2D/3D drawing processes for idea
     expected to provide their own subject matter and           • Present a body of work for display.                         development, generating ideas using the notebook,
     source material. The course will further assist students                                                                 experimentation with materials. Teaching strategies
     in discovering and exploring themes and images of          Continuous Assessment                                         include; tutor led demonstrations, student presentations,
     personal significance with command and clarity.             Assessment will take place at the end of the first term        critiques and discussions.
                                                                and a final assessment at the end of the course.
     Central to the learning process and course programme       Students will present their studio work including
     are explorations with drawing, colour and scale.           sketches, notebooks, and body of work for critical
     Studio work will involve drawing from a variety of         review and presentation. 80% student attendance is
     source material (observed and invented), with numerous     a course requirement if students are to achieve the
     wet and dry media. The course will focus on the            learning outcomes successfully.
     understanding and control of colour, and on the
     expressive application of acrylic, oil, and watercolour    Class size: 16
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     A/C 10                                                                                                                  A/C 11                                                      Project 1
     PRINTED TEXTILE DESIGN                                                                                                  JEWELLERY DESIGN                                            Students will undertake a project to develop their
                                                                                                                                                                                         visual research skills and understanding of the design
     Tutor:        Mel Bradley, BDes, MA.                                                                                    Tutor:       Erika Marks, BA. ANCAD                         process. This will include a tutor presentation of
                                                                                                                                                                                         different contemporary approaches taken to analysis
     Course fee: €475                                                                                                        Course fee: €455                                            and design. The use of library facilities, websites, and
                                                                                                                                                                                         gallery/museum visits will all be encouraged, as will
     Day:          Monday                                                                                                    Day:         Monday                                         be the exploration of found materials and different
                                                                                                                                                                                         historical and social concepts, many of which inform
     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                           The course covers traditional and contemporary             Duration:    21 weeks                                       contemporary design. Following successful completion
     Students should complete an introductory course in           approaches to design and students will be required to                                                                  of the first project students will build on their
     textile printing prior to entry, have basic drawing skills   undertake course work outside of class time.               The course will include visual research projects and        experience, moving on to experiment with materials,
     and know how to use a notebook for research purposes.                                                                   demonstrations in various techniques and processes,         both alternative and traditional. Before the end of the
                                                                  Subjects covered:                                          building to a more comprehensive familiarity with           term students will have outlined their own brief for
     Course Duration                                              • Colour theory,                                           materials and the subject. The course involves students     the main project to be completed in term 2.
     This course involves approximately 52 hours of tutor         • Fabric and fibre,                                         in a series of practical studio based projects, which
     contact time and additional self-directed learning outside   • Repeating pattern,                                       aims to extend their knowledge of techniques and            Project 2
     of class time. Students will attend one evening a            • Traditional and contemporary approaches to design,       develop their understanding of jewellery design.            Students will start the term with their own Project
     week (6:30 – 9pm) for 21 weeks.                              • Exploring scale,                                         Through tutorial and demonstration students are             Brief, which they will develop and refine, with guidance
                                                                  • Ideas and research development,                          supported to explore the materials and ideas involved       from the tutor, bringing the project to a conclusion
     Printed Textile Design                                       • Evaluating and selecting materials for project work,     in designing and making contemporary jewellery.             by the end of the course. It will involve submitting
     The course is suited to individuals who have completed       • Printing processes,                                                                                                  finished artefacts. Subjects covered in this term will
     an introductory textile-printing course with CEAD or         • Developing and sustaining ideas through to               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                          be in direct response to students’ individual exploration
     a similar third level or further education body.               completion,                                              This course is suited to: individuals who have already      and research, and could include; different marrying
                                                                                                                             completed an intermediate course in jewellery design        /joining techniques such as: rivetting, refinement of
     This module provides students with an understanding          Health and safety processes will be covered and            (with CEAD or similar), or have at least one years’         soldering, folding; also some casting, patination, cutting
     of design concepts, printing processes and technical         students will be given a demonstration of appropriate      experience of working directly with metal, and want         and finishing of alternative materials, felting…
     skills. Through project work students undertake visual       approaches in the use of equipment. A tutor and            to progress their ideas and skills through a series of
     research, and understand how to translate ideas from         technician will be in attendance throughout the course.    exercises and projects. Students should already have        Learning Outcomes
     drawings, photography and notebooks into designs                                                                        acquired basic metalworking and drawing skills, and         • Originate an idea and develop ideas through research,
     for textiles. Students will participate in a number of       Learning outcomes                                          have an understanding of visual research processes.         • Document and record the research process using
     practical exercises and through this establish a             On completion of this course the students should be                                                                      notebooks, drawings,
     personal technical vocabulary in the area of print.          able to:                                                   Basic jewellery techniques students are expected to         • Refine a design and follow it through from conception
                                                                  • Demonstrate the use of dyes and pigments within          be familiar with prior to entry include: piercing, use        to production,
     COURSE CONTENT                                                 the printing process,                                    of pliers, filing, emerying & soldering. A willingness to   • Select appropriate materials suited to the
     The course provides students with the opportunity            • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the textile 		        experiment with materials and an interest in a                design process,
     to learn skills and develop their knowledge of and             printing process,                                        contemporary approach to jewellery design is
     interest in textile print. The course will encourage         • Establish a research process suitable to printing 		     important.                                                  As part of the course students should undertake visits
     students to build a library of research material that          and design,                                                                                                          to galleries/museums etc. independently, in their own
     will be the basis of all their design work. This research    • Translate ideas and research materials into designs      COURSE CONTENT                                              time. Students are encouraged to explore all materials
     will be collected over the course with each design             suitable for the fashion or interior markets,            In this course students will concentrate on developing      they can think of, as the intention is to approach the
     brief. Students will be required to keep notebooks           • Understand fibre and fabric                               ideas, experimenting with materials and visual research     subject of jewellery design with an open mind.
     of visual research. They will be encouraged to use the       • Respond to a design brief creatively and resolve 		      processes used in creating individual objects and
     college library, draw and use photography to build this        problems                                                 artefacts. Thematic projects will encourage students        Assessment: Students will present project work in
     research. Once the basic techniques of printing are          • Apply techniques of textile print in a creative and 		   to investigate a range of techniques and ways of            semester one and at the end of the course, which will
     mastered students will be encouraged to experiment             experimental way,                                        exploring materials and ideas related to jewellery          be assessed by the course tutor. Final assessment at
     and explore the endless possibilities of combining the       • Present a body of work for assessment/display,           design.                                                     the end of the course will include an external assessor.
     various techniques in printed textiles.                                                                                                                                             Students will present evidence of their research activities
                                                                  Assessment will be continuous and tutor led with                                                                       in the form of technical and visual notebooks, drawings
     Students will become familiar with approaches to             assignments in term 2.                                                                                                 and finished artefacts.
     printing, experiment with a range of materials used
     in textile design and develop their understanding of         Class size: 12                                                                                                         Class size: 14
     processes involved in printing their individual designs.
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     A/C 12                                                                                                               A/C VC
     BRONZE-CASTING AS A SCULPTURAL PROCESS                                                                               PART TIME AUDIT-CREDIT MODULE
                                                                                                                          IN VISUAL CULTURE
     Tutor:       Vivian Hansbury
                                                                                                                          Course co-orindator:
     Course fee: €475                                                                                                     Fiona Loughnane, Dip.Fine Art, BA, MA.

     Day:         Thursday                                                                                                Course fee: €335

     Duration:    22 week course, a minimum of 55 		                                                                      Day:          Thursday
                  hours tuition and as many hours of
                  self-directed learning.                                                                                 Who is this course for?                                       Place/Space/Environment
                                                                                                                          This twenty-one week course is available part-time            9) The theme of Landscape in Visual Art,
     This course would be of interest to students who want     Term 1: It is expected students will undertake             to students who already have a general knowledge of           10) Land Art
     to extend their knowledge of bronze-casting techniques    projects set by the course tutor, which includes;          the history of art and design, and have an interest in        11) Green Design*
     and sculptural processes. Through demonstration, and      researching and developing themes, ideas, research         expanding their understanding of twentieth century art,       12) Visit to a gallery/exhibition
     project work students can develop ideas from initial      development, incorporating techniques covered during       design and visual culture. The course involves analysis
     stages, through design processes, to final construction   demonstration sessions and presenting individual           of visual images, library research and group based            Technologies
     phase. The course involves tutor led demonstration,       project work for feedback.                                 discussion. This module is mandatory for students who         13) The Photograph as Document
     workshop presentations and visiting lecturers.                                                                       want to complete the certificate in visual art practice        14) The Photograph as Art
     Students may consider taking complementary                Term 2: With the support of the course tutor, students     and progress. One hour lecture followed by seminars.          15) The Digital Image and Video Art
     modules such as A/C 06 or A/C 02 either as a follow       should develop a personal project, which they will
     on or in conjunction with this course.                    bring to a conclusion and present for display. The         COURSE CONTENT                                                Identities
                                                               second term will include tutor led discussion and          The programme will focus on; approaches to art and            16) Issues of Identity in Contemporary Art
     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                        presentation on; display, exhibition of work and           design history, examine key moments in modernism,             17) Local, National and Global Identity in
     This module is suitable for students who have             application for group shows. Students are expected         and consider themes and concerns within contemporary              Contemporary Art
     completed an introductory course in bronze-casting        to manage their learning goals within the time set for     visual culture. The course will primarily focus on            18) Fashion and Identity
     with CEAD or those who can demonstrate relevant           the course. Also students are expected to undertake        developments in the twentieth century but some
     knowledge, skills and experience of art and design.       additional self-directed study outside of course time.     historical material is also covered. It will show how         Display
     Students considering this course should have an                                                                      modernity influenced visual culture and cover the              19) The Neutrality of the Museum Display
     interest in modern and contemporary visual art            Learning Outcomes                                          development of new mediums such as lens based                 20) The Display of Modern Art
     practice, have acquired basic drawing skills and know     On successful completion of this module students           technology and cultural institutions within the modern        21) Display, Spectacle and Consumer Society
     how to use visual notebooks for documentation and         should be able to:                                         era. The course will provide students with an opportunity
     ideas development. An interest in experimentation is      • Demonstrate a range of techniques used to                to develop their knowledge of visual culture through          Learning Outcomes
     important for those students taking assessment.             create forms,                                            observation, research and analysis of visual material and     On successful completion of this module students will
                                                               • Illustrate the progress of ideas through the use of 		   key texts. Individuals who wish to become familiar with       be able to:
     COURSE CONTENT                                              notebooks and sketches,                                  current discourse, the language and ideas underpinning        • Describe the key theories and ideas that inform art,
     Subjects covered include: technical demonstrations,       • Extend their knowledge of bronze casting techniques,     contemporary visual culture, will find this course relevant.      design and visual culture in the modern period.
     bronze-casting techniques, waxwork, mould                 • Experiment with materials and solve problems 		                                                                        • Outline a variety of theoretical and methodological
     making, sculpture construction, metal finish, patina,       through process,                                         Students who opt for assessment will be required to              tools that can be applied to the study of art, design
     selection and display of work for exhibition. Students    • Plan a research project,                                 attend tutorials and submit a written assignment.                and visual culture.
     will be encouraged to engage in discussion and            • Present a body of work for display.                                                                                    • Show insight into the nature of museum display
     experimentation throughout the course.                                                                               Histories                                                     • Critically analyse an artwork using a variety of
                                                               Assessment                                                 1) What is Art History?                                          criteria including: the social context in which it is
                                                               The course involves continuous and summative               2) What is Design History?*                                      created; the cultural meanings it embodies; the style
                                                               assessment, with students presenting project work          3) Some Recent Approaches to Art History                         of the work and the intentions of the artist/designer.
                                                               at the end of the first and second term. Students will     4) What is Visual Culture?                                    Class size: 26
                                                               present research drawings and visual notebooks as
                                                               well as finished bronze work or small series of works      Society                                                       A/C Visual Culture course will take place between
                                                               for display.                                               5) Realism, Modernism and Modernity in 19th                   6.30 – 8.30pm this includes a short break.
                                                                                                                              century art                                               Students intending to take assessment will be
                                                               Please note: There is an additional cost for casting of    6) Industrialisation and the rise of Modernist Design         required to complete one written assignment.
                                                               bronze work.                                               7) Realism, Modernism and the emergence of the 		             Group tutorials (1 hour x 2 sessions from 5.30
                                                                                                                              new Irish State                                           – 6.30) on research and writing essays will take
                                                               Class size: 12                                             8) Women, Modernism and Irish Society                         place in term 1 and term 2.
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