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BA (Hons) in Painting

Course Code: A8111




3 Years (After 1 year in common entry course)


Art & Design, Fine Art and Education

CAO Points

Course Type

Undergrad Add Ons


Clare Street

The BA (Honours) in Fine Art Painting has distinct qualities which enables active learning through the continual use of materials and processes in a studio environment. The Painting course is housed in purpose-designed spacious studios, with workshop studio and an audio-visual demonstration seminar space.  The studio environment is active as a place of individual visual research for making and presenting works allowing for continual peer learning.

The lecturers and technical officers who deliver this course are all professional working artists and this perspective ensures that the Painting programme is focused on the provision of knowledge which is up-to-date and relevant to the contemporary world.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry into Painting is by competition and selection during LC110 First Year Art & Design (Common Entry).                                                   

Applications will also be considered for Advanced Entry from those with a FETAC Level 6 qualification (or equivalent) and/or relevant prior learning.

International Applicants

Non-EU applicants should apply directly to the International Office at LIT allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by July 1st at the latest.

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What modules will I study?

Year 2

Students are given a comprehensive introduction to project based learning in studio painting practice. Progressing to Year 3, students are enabled to expand and diversify the range of technical and conceptual approaches through engagement with photography, video and collaborative project formats.

Year 3

International study is facilitated in Year 3 through the Erasmus programme. Students spend up to one semester in a European Fine Art school and incoming European students are integrated into the life of the department and in so doing, greatly enhance dynamic peer learning.

Year 4

In Year 4, students are mentored individually and through group formats of dialogue, critique and workshops to achieve a successful outcome of research and practice, exhibited in the final BA degree exhibition.

Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within the institute or elsewhere.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates from this programme have pursued successful career paths in a wide variety of art and related fields, which bears testimony to the value of the Painting programme.

Famous graduates of the Painting programme at LSAD include Conor Harrington, Amy O’Riordan, Amanda Coogan, Emmet Kierans, Ann Ryan, Diana Copperwhite and Nevan Lahart.

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