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BA (Hons) in First Year Art & Design

Course Code: LC110


Level

08

Duration

1 year, plus 3 years of chosen elective

Department

Art & Design


CAO Points

734 (Including Portfolio)

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Clare Street

The First Year Art and Design programme aims to provide students with the necessary stimuli to encourage self-confidence, self-motivation, and an appetite for knowledge, which will drive their creative practice. Its extensive programme, centred on practical experience, introduces students to eight specialisations, on offer at LSAD and helps them make informed decisions about the future direction of their education and subsequent career.

 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish.

Portfolio                                                        

As well as meeting the Leaving Certificate/QQI FET/FETAC requirement, students will also need to pass a portfolio assesment. The portfolio is scored out of 600 with a minimum score of 240 required to pass.
 

Who can I contact?

LSAD announces Year 1 Art & Design programme for 2020/21

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Stage One Core Common Modules for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art and Design

    Credits: 25 Credits

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    The programmes at LSAD aim to assist students to become confident, articulate, informed, creative and expressive practitioners, who will be capable of making significant contributions in their own particular fields of contemporary culture. The Stage One Art and Design Programme begins this process by providing students with the necessary stimuli to encourage self-confidence, self-motivation, and an appetite for knowledge, which will drive their creative practice. Year one recognises the wide variety of backgrounds from which it draws its students. It recognises ethnic, cultural and gender diversity which are the basis of individual originality. The programme endeavours to provide students with the necessary skills, vocabulary and contextual knowledge to progress to the second year of Honours Degree studies.


    Title: Fine Art and Design - Discipline Electives

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to help students make the appropriate choice of specialisation, which will form the

    basis of their further studies at LSAD and in turn their future careers as artists and designers.


    Title: Fine Art and Design Selected Discipline

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to further develop students’ knowledge of their discipline choice, which will form the basis of their further studies at LSAD and in turn their future careers as artists and designers


    Title: Art and Design Critical and Contextual Studies 2

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to introduce students to the disciplines and vocabularies of Art and Design History. To familiarise them with established concepts and themes in art and design history and to introduce students to a range of contemporary issues and debates within visual practice. It aims to introduce students to concepts relative to the concerns of specific discipline practices


    Title: Art and Design Critical and Contextual Studies 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to introduce students to the disciplines and vocabularies of Art and Design History. To familiarise them with established concepts and themes in art and design history and to introduce students to a range of contemporary issues and debates within visual practice. The module aims to teach students basic skills of looking, speaking, and writing analytically in relation artefacts. It aims to develop the students ability to contextualise their practice.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Students who successfully complete this one year programme will choose to specialise in one of the following eight disciplines from 2nd year to 4th year.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this programme work in a wide variety of areas within the Art & Design sector. The career paths graduates take will depend on the area they sepcialise in during their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years.

More Information

The programme – an inside view

At LSAD we recognise the wide variety of backgrounds from which we draw its students and support ethnic, cultural and gender diversity as being the basis of individual originality.  On completion you can choose to specialise in one of eight disciplines from 2nd year to 4th year. We offer Active Learning at its best with practical, hands-on studio where learning becomes the fusion of theory and practice.

In Semester One we introduce you to the vocabulary and working methodologies that allows you to engage with the contemporary context of Art and Design in a broad-based Studio Project. Each week your skillset builds as you engage with core studies based on principles of, 2D Studies, 3D Studies, Digital Media, Concept Development and Contextual Research.

In Semester Two you choose a path that will form the basis of your future career as an artist or a designer. At the end of the first semester one you select three elective specialisations and you get to experience an intensive practical introduction in each. After feedback and tutorial advice, on your experiences, you select the area of specialization, which you will pursue for your final three years. Provisional places are offered in specialized disciplines, based on grade point averages and are made official subject to students successfully passing the Year One programme.