Course Description

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art Practices

Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo

A four year part-time flexible degree in contemporary art practices – Year 1 entry and advanced Year 3 entry 2022.

This course is designed to prepare students for professional art practice and to enhance the students employability options.

The purpose of this part-time programme is to provide students with:

  • Specialised education in contemporary art practices as a basis for a long-term professional career.
  • A broad range of creative and community contexts.
  • A basis for further academic and professional education.

This programme aims to equip the student with the knowledge, skills and competence required for both autonomous and semi-autonomous working practices in a broad range of art and community contexts.

It also aims to provide students with critical engagement with the contemporary visual culture in the West of Ireland. The course will also allow students to embed the visual arts into the culture of the region, creating an innovative model of arts education in a rural context.

A primary concern will be to foster a person-centred philosophy as the basis for practice and to equip students with the skills necessary to engage in authentic creative relationships and become both professional artists and cultural agents in the wider community.

College Name Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
Course Category Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Course Location Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland
Course Start Date 12th September 2022
Course Duration 4 years part-time
Career Path Graduates will have opportunities to work as practitioners in a variety of art practices: The fine artist, who solely practices their art. Artists working mainly in community settings, including public art commissions. Artists working in arts-based community development, where visual art is a tool to achieve community development.
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Course Provider

Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo

GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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