This course is for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of arts or sciences, and who wish to study art history intensively over one academic year (full time) or two (part time). It is designed for those who have an active interest in the history of art but do not already have a degree in the discipline.
It is suitable for those who are currently employed in some branch of the arts and want to obtain an academic qualification in the area or for students who require a conversion course to apply for graduate study, such as the taught MA or the MRes/MPhil/PhD research degrees at UCC (note that completion of the HDip does not guarantee a place on a graduate course).
This is a full-time course over one academic year during which you will take courses in the history of art to the equivalent of 60 credits (for the two-year part-time option, you will take courses to the equivalent of 30 credits in each year).
The course is made up of modules from the second- and third-year courses in the BA degree. You will chose 60 credits in consultation with the course coordinator, taking into account timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations.
Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules for the current academic year as well as the History of Art's website: History of Art
Course Code: CKA16 Full-time; CKA06 Part-time
Course Title: Art History - History of Art
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Qualifications: HDip in Arts
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time
2016 Entry Requirements: You will have already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences (see detailed entry requirements)
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
CKA16 Full-time:Depending on modules selected, class contact time in lectures and seminars will be approximately 12 hours per week. Optional weekend study tours to Florence, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are also planned.
CKA06 Part-time:Depending on modules selected, class contact time in lectures and seminars will be approximately 6 hours per week. Optional weekend study tours to Florence, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are also planned.
Lectures and tutorials are mandatory, while field trips within and outside Ireland are optional.
Assessment is based partly on written assignments, consisting of critical research essays ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 words in addition to class tests and some degree exams.
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these supplementary questions are available to view here: CKA16AdditionalQuestions (50kB)