N.C.A.D. Diploma in Art & Design
I aim to continue adding notes to this section in relation to some of the topics that we covered in our Visual Culture lectures. Unfortunately the lecturers/tutors did not distribute any lecture notes for this module and so I relied on hand written notes that I taken during lectures (both other class members and I requested more notes for this module, however, we were advised that we should just listen throughout the lectures and try to remember any areas that interested us). By the end of the year I found it quite difficult to make sense of a lot of my scribbled notes and so I suggested to the tutors that they could perhaps also include a handout sheet that would highlight book/s related to each of the topics covered so as to make it easier for us to research the areas of interest to us. Disappointingly, I received quite an angry reply from one of the tutors in relation to this (and no reply from the other tutor). The tutor asked what sort of expectations I had of the lecturers as they didn't have time for this! I really think that feedback should be encouraged and that it would have been helpful to have a guideline on what to study seeing as there were no notes to quote. I was generally interested in learning more on the majority of the subjects and I thought that this would be useful going forth for other classes in the future and so I was quite taken aback by this reply.
1 What is Modernism?
2 What is Contemporary Art?
3 What is Art History?
4 What is Visual Culture?
5 The Social Meanings of Space
6 Visit - Dublin Contemporary - Optional
7 What is Design History?
8 Realism, Modernism and Modernity in 19th Century Art
9 Industrialisation and the rise of Modernist Design
10 The Retreat from Modernity in 19th Century Art
11 Women, society and Art in the 19th Century
12 Landscape in Art: Nature vs. Culture
13 Land Art
14 Green Design
15 The Photograph as Document
16 The Photograph as Art
18 Issues of Identity in Contemporary Art
19 Local National and Global Identities in Contemporary Art
20 Fashion and Identity
21 Concepts of Beauty, Judgement and Taste
22 Visit to a Gallery/ Exhibition
23 The Neutrality of the Museum Display
24 The Display of Modern Art
25 Display, Spectacle and Consumer Society
We had two assignments to complete during the Diploma year. In my first assignment I received a second class honours, however, it was noted that the area that I needed to improve on was in my critique skills. For my second assignment I received a first class honours. Both of my assignments are available to read through the below links: