Students are introduced to the skills and philosophies of the practicing artist.
The course supports the development of studio practice enabling students to position their artwork in terms of art history and contemporary critical thought.
Graduates may develop careers as practicing artists or professional careers in education, art institutions, independent curation, arts administration, and arts management.
Many students also continue to the Higher Diploma and/or Masters level to progress their career.
My time at the CIT CCAD gave me the tools to navigate a competitive cultural landscape.” Kate O’Brien Freelance Photographer “In the CIT CCAD you have the freedom to move between different departments and use the facilities across a variety of media. Apart from the practical skills that I learned in CIT CCAD, e.g.
video editing, photography,and screen-printing, the college helped me to approach things from different angles.My studies at the CIT CCAD taught me to hone these skills and to later successfully secure funding to travel, research, and produce exhibitions.Curation has become an integral part of my art practice.They really nurtured and encouraged my instinctual response to materials, and supported me to develop my own language through materiality.As an artist, support is vital, and as a recent graduate I continue to be supported in my professional development by the staff at the Crawford.A minimum of 240 (40%) points must be obtained in the Portfolio Assessment in order for an applicant to be eligible for the course.You will receive your portfolio results by the end of March by post.Students are required to pay cost price for these materials. All Fine Art students study and work together which encourages greater peer interaction.We do not separate students into media specialised class groups. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects The six subjects must include English or Irish. Grade F2 or higher in Foundation Level Mathematics is recognised as one of the subjects. Portfolio Guidelines A special points system operates for admission to CR 220.This involves aggregating the points scored for the Leaving Certificate and for the Portfolio.