The Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts will not be on offer for 2017/2018
Please contact the Department of Philosophy directly for information on other postgraduate options for 2017/2018
Dr. Vittorio Bufacchi
The Postgraduate Diploma of Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts gives you an excellent entry into the multi-disciplinary field of aesthetics across different cultural contexts east and west. It advances your career prospects in a broad range of professions related to culture and the arts. You will develop your analytical and professional skills and get together with likeminded students of different related backgrounds. Upon successful completion, you have the opportunity to transfer into the MA Comparative Aesthetics if you wish. The course has been designed, with the help of academics and professionals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, to familiarise you with a broad range of aesthetic concepts and models across a range of different disciplines at postgraduate level. It offers you an alternative award for successful completion of the coursework only for the MA in Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts without requiring submission of the minor thesis.
The course is based on intensive small-group class work.
You are strongly encouraged to attend optional events in the participating disciplines (talks, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, performances etc.).
You are taught in a multidisciplinary environment with other students from varied backgrounds (theory/practice, academic/professional).
You are expected to be familiar with basic aesthetic issues and concepts in your respective field, or to acquire basic familiarity, with the help of your course leaders, early in the course.
You are required to take six course modules (60 credits) in total:
PH6023 Western Aesthetics
PH6021 East Asian Aesthetics
And four of the following:
EN6000 Modern Aesthetics in English Literature and Culture
FR6601 Philosophies of Noise, Sound and Music
FR6204 Theories of Vision
GE6003 Ut pictura poiesis. Literature and the Visual Arts
HA6006 Theory for Art History
LL6011 Parallel Worlds. Dystopian Fiction and Digital Realities
SC6624 Civilisation and Globalisation
For further details of the course content and module descriptions, please see the Postgraduate Academic Calendar
If you pass taught modules to the value of at least 30 credits and do not want to complete the course, or fail to complete it, you may opt to exit and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate.
On successful completion of this course, you will know how to:
- identify, formulate, analyse and critique a broad range of aesthetic models in theoretical (academic) as well as applied contexts (professional and practice based)
- identify and negotiate cultural contexts and differences between different aesthetic paradigms East and West
- use and create theoretical concepts relevant to the field of aesthetics and to the visual, literary and performing arts
- effectively perform visual, literary or other non-theoretical analysis
- describe, assess and critique the positions of central theorists and practitioners
- argue and defend positions in spoken as well as written form in a multi-disciplinary setting to a professional standard.
Course Code: CKC08 Full-time; CKC09 Part-time
Course Title: Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts
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: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate 2016/2017 fee levels Irish/EU EUR 4,000 full-time; EUR 2,000 per year part-time
2016 Entry Requirements: You will have a 2.2 honours primary degree (or equivalent) in philosophy, history of art, literature, sociology, or other relevant subject (see detailed entry requirements).
Closing Date: This programme is not on offer for 2017
Next Intake: This programme is not on offer for 2017
Modules are small-group, student-centred seminars, giving you the opportunity to bring in your own interests, questions and expertise in class discussion.
You will be guided and encouraged to attend a variety of optional extracurricular events relevant to the course, such as talks, conferences, exhibitions, performances.
You will take six modules, each for 24 hours across one or two semesters (September to March). You will design your own timetable with the help of the course coordinator.
You are required to read and review the relevant material in advance of each session. Expect to prepare for two to four hours per two hours in class.
Assessment is by means of essays as well as attendance and participation. There are no 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.