The B.A. (Hons) Fine Art is a new programme over four years building on the success of the existing B.A. Fine Art. The programme will commence in Sept. 2016. Learn more about Fine Art.
This is a full-time four-year programme. It is designed to offer students a wide experience of materials, processes, and ideas within a supportive and stimulating environment. Individual modules include Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Ceramics, Sculptural Studies, Visual Literacy, and Digital and Lens Based Media.
Contemporary and historical art practices are examined through a series of lectures, seminars and written assignments. A Work in Context module offers real-world experience within the arts sector. As students progress through the course there is an increasing emphasis on individual research and outcomes.
Students have individual studio spaces and access to specialized and well-equipped Printmaking, Ceramics, Photography and Digital Media workshops. All of our fine art lecturers are practicing artists bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their teaching roles. External engagements include a regular visiting artist lecture series and national and international study trips. Students also have the opportunity to make collaborative projects with local and national art institutions.
We aim to equip students with the practical skills, knowledge and intellectual resources necessary for a rewarding career in the arts.
Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:
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For standard applicants - a minimum of four grade D3 at Ordinary level and two grade C3 at Higher level and a portfolio. Maths is not required.
For Non-standard applicants – any applicant on the basis of non-standard circumstances that would include, but not exclusively, maturity, other qualifications and disability. The implementation of this policy is reflected in the increased diversity of our student cohort. A portfolio is also required.
For Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – applications for exemptions/advanced entry will be considered in line with the Institute’s RPL policies and procedures. A portfolio is also necessary.
We recruit candidates through the CAO system (min 160 points) and interview score (out of 100). For Interview you are asked to bring along a maximum of ten(10) pieces of finished work, along with studies and notebooks that demonstrate the development of your ideas.
March 13th / 14th / 15th
April 10th/ 11th
While many of our graduates go on to become practicing artists including painters, printmakers, ceramicists, film-makers and photographers, others choose to make careers in related areas such as arts administration and arts management, exhibition curation, public art administration and education.
A good number of our graduates are gallery owners and administrators in art centres, local authority arts offices, galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Our graduates are also art educators including teachers and lecturers, community based arts practitioners and art therapists, working in schools, colleges, community based groups, hospitals and health boards. Fine art graduates from Sligo IT frequently go on to do postgraduate study in colleges in Ireland, UK and abroad.
|Drawing 6: Refining a Practice||05|
|History / Theory of Art 2 (Contextual Research)||05|
|Practice 2 : Developing an Exhibition||15|
|Work in Context (Identifying the Future)||05|
|History / Theory (Undergraduate Thesis)||10|
|Studio Practice 1: Preparing the groundwork||10|
|Professional Practice (Developing Professionalism)||05|
|Critical Writing: (Practice based)||05|
|Studio Practice 2 : Practice, Context and Display||30|