This program provides an industry-focused grounding in theories and practices of Creative Industries and Visual Culture. In the first year, you’ll study a wide range of contemporary issues, including arts policy, management, criticism, media law, and current discussions in the fields of art, design, film, photography, curating, museums, media, aesthetics, gender studies, and postcolonial studies. After the shared first year, you will select your own pathway, focusing on either Creative Industries or Visual Culture. On the Creative Industries pathway, you will study arts management, media law, and cultural policy, while on the Visual Culture pathway you will study aesthetics, art and design history, museums, exhibitions, and curating. Common core modules throughout the program foster an understanding of the relationship between culture and society, and its impact on wider issues of policy, economics, and identity.
In addition to pathway selection, you will have an opportunity to further customize your learning, taking advantage of a very wide range of specialist optional modules provided by Schools across the University, including modules in Languages, Creative Arts, Music and Drama, Media, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. The teaching in the program applies theory to practice and features project-based learning, work placements, and visits by leading industry practitioners. You will often share classes with practice-based students in Creative Arts programs, helping to develop future networks. Depending on your pathway, you can choose to take the placement module (Real-World Engagement) in Year 2. Our recent placement partners include the IFI, Little Museum of Dublin, 100Archive, Red Dog Design Consultants, IMMA, and Visual Artists Ireland. In Year 3 you will organize and curate public events, based on your own independent research.
There are two types of schools that offer bachelor’s degrees in Ireland-the traditional/research universities and the technological schools. Technological schools offer a more hands on approach as well as some programs that aren’t offered by the traditional universities. There used to only be technological institutes, which were smaller with less resources than the universities and more focused on degrees that are lower than level 8 (which is a bachelor’s). Recently, the country starting putting money and resources into merging some of the better tech institutes into tech universities. Bachelor’s degrees are available at both tech institutes and universities, but the resources and reputation of the technological universities are better than the smaller institutes. The Technological University of Dublin is the most established of the Irish technological universities.
Because these types of schools merge some of the offerings of technological institutes and also research universities, there are some unique possibilities. We have one member, for instance, who will be studying in TUD’s Culinary Entrepreneurship program next year. There are great options for visual, fine, and performing arts programs which, like the arts related programs at Dutch universities of applied sciences, benefit from the infrastructure and resources of the university (as opposed to a freestanding art school). This month’s program is perfect for students who want a mix of learning about art (be it arts management, art history, etc) while also creating art on some level.
First year students take core classes like Law for Creative Industry, Introduction to Business for Creative Industries, New Media, Key Concepts in Creative Industries, Key Concept in Visual Culture. They choose a history course that relates to the discipline of their choice (from fine art, visual communication, and interior design). Here’s the cool thing-this year and every other year in the program allow 10 hours of electives students can take from the areas of Creative Arts, Music and Drama, Media, or Language!
After the first year, student choose whether they want to focus on Creative Industries (arts management, media law, cultural policy) or Visual Culture (art history, aesthetics, museums, curating, etc). There are still common courses each year, as well as the electives, but the rest of the courses pertain to that focus area. There is a strong hands on component to the program which includes project-based learning and work placement options.
This program requires a 3.0 GPA and an SAT of 1090 or ACT of 21.
Deeply embedded in our region, TU Dublin has campuses in Dublin City Centre, in Blanchardstown and in Tallaght, and, through our major infrastructural development plan, we are currently investing over €500 million in new, state-of-the-art, technology-enabled facilities to enhance our students' experience.A leader in STEM disciplines, TU Dublin also supports the largest cohorts of students in business, media, culinary arts, and the creative and performing arts. We are passionate about life-long learning and, as the largest provider of part-time education, we make an important contribution to the economic life of Ireland, enabling capacity building for the future. Our distinguished researchers and innovators are pioneers in science and technology discovery; play active roles in informing policy and standards; and contribute to the creative life of Ireland. Our award-winning technology transfer and business incubation activities have delivered over 400 new sustainable businesses with an economic value of almost €700 million. With an international outlook, we welcome students and staff from around the world while our strong international partnerships provide opportunities for student and staff exchange programmes, major cross-collaboration research projects, and employment opportunities. We are immensely proud of our network of 100,000+ TU Dublin graduates who are making their careers here in Ireland and in 70 countries worldwide.TU Dublin is planning an exciting future... Infinite Possibilities.