Arts - Art History

University College Dublin


Course Name Arts - Art History
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN520
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters BA - Joint Honours
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognised subjects

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum entry requirements
– To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a studen...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Anticipated QQI-FET places 2019: 24
Minimum QQI-FET points 2018: 341

QQI-FET Applicants
Applicants with appropriate QQI-FET (Level 5 or 6) qualifications and modules, with a minimum of distinction in five modules, can be admitted on a c...

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Mature Applicants

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A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2019, your date of...

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Number of Places DN520 Places 350
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content Why is this subject for me?
Art History is for you if you are interested in any or all of the different aspects of visual culture: painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts and modern visual art forms, including photography, film, video and performance. At UCD, Art History is a stimulating and richly rewarding subject that explores the aesthetic and stylistic, the historical and critical elements of visual art.
Subjects Taught

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The student of Art History will learn to interpret the art of different ages, to assess its meaning, development, context and quality. They will study systems of formal analysis, such as composition, style or iconography; patronag...

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Comment Studying Art History as a Joint Major with one of the below:

Celtic Civilisation
Irish/ Gaeilge
Drama Studies
Irish Studies
Film Studies
Greek Spanish


Studying Art History with one Minor subject:
Geography, Philosophy
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Art History stimulates and sharpens visual and critical awareness. It has diverse applications and equips graduates with the skills to appreciate and critically examine the images and environments surrounding t...

Further Enquiries Elizabeth Varley,
UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 716 8162
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Points History
Year Points
2018 381
2017 326
2016 320