BA Irish / Fine Art

The information on this page relates to September 2016 entry. For 2017 information, including grade requirements, please check our prospectus.

In choosing to study a joint degree in Fine Art / Irish at Aberystwyth University you will be taught by two prestigious departments. The School of Art is one of the best Art departments in the UK and you will study Irish with us in the oldest and largest of Wales’s Welsh Departments. This is a 4 year course that included a year abroad.

The School of Art focuses on integrating traditional skills with contemporary practice and theory to produce first-class fine art students. In placing drawing at the heart of the student experience and in light of the recent revival of interest in traditional drawing skills, the School of Art at Aberystwyth is at the vanguard of contemporary art education.
The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies has an active community of students and researchers who share a vision: to promote a wider understanding of the Welsh language and the other Celtic languages, their history, their literature and their place in the modern world.

Course Content

Welsh medium modules available

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Year 1 Core (60 Credits) Fine Art joint honours students must take:

Semester 1

Looking Into Landscape: Reading, Researching, Responding AH11520

Art Practice C AR10920

Semester 2

Art Practice D AR11020

Year 1 Options Students must take the following modules in their chosen language. Non-beginners in Irish take IR11220 (not IR10620 + IR10710)

Semester 1

Cyflwyniad I Wyddeleg Modern A'i Llenyddiaeth 1 GC10620

Introduction To Modern Irish Language 1 IR10620

Modern Irish Language And Literature For Non-beginners IR11200

Semester 2

Cyflwyniad I Wyddeleg Modern A'i Llenyddiaeth 2 GC10720

Modern Irish Language And Literature For Non-beginners IR11220

Year 1 Electives Students may choose from the following list, together with any other modules allowed by the Institute, up to a total of 60 credits.

Semester 1

Y Celtiaid: Etifeddiaeth Ddadleuol GC11800

The Celts: A Contested Legacy IR11800

Semester 2

Y Celtiaid: Etifeddiaeth Ddadleuol GC11820

The Celts: A Contested Legacy IR11820

Year 1 Electives Fine Art joint honours students may take:

Semester 2

Representing The Body AH10610

Year 2 Core (60 Credits) Students must take the following modules

Semester 1

Old Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR21900

Modern Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR22100

Middle Irish Texts In Context IR22520

Semester 2

Old Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR21920

Modern Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR22120

Year 2 Core ( Credits)

Year 2 Options Joint honours Fine Art students should select at least 40 credits of art practice from the following:

Semester 1

Painting 1 AR20120

Painting 2 AR20230

Photography 1 AR20720

Photography 2 AR20830

Life Studies 1 AR22110

Printmaking 1- Relief Printing And Screenprinting AR22320

Printmaking 2- Relief Printing And Screenprinting AR22430

Interdisciplinary Making 1 AR23300

Interdisciplinary Thinking 2 AR24100

Semester 2

Painting 3 AR20920

Painting 4 AR21030

Photography 3 AR21620

Photography 4 AR21730

Book Illustration 1 AR21820

Book Illustration 2 AR21930

Life Studies 2 AR22210

Printmaking 3- Intaglio, Stone And Plate Lithography AR22520

Printmaking 4 - Intaglio, Stone And Plate Lithography AR22630

Interdisciplinary Making 1 AR23320

Interdisciplinary Thinking 2 AR24120

Year 2 Options Students may take a further 20 credits of elective fine art modules from the above list

Available both years Options 20 credits from the following except only one extended essay can be taken each year

Semester 1

Extended Essay 2 IR22400

Extended Essay 4 IR32900

Semester 2

Llên Geltaidd Gymharol GC33010

Extended Essay 2 IR22410

Extended Essay 4 IR32910

Year 3 Core (60 Credits) Rhaid treulio blwyddyn yn dilyn cyrsiau Brifysgol yn Iwerddon / You must follow courses from a University in Ireland

Semester 1

Abroad Year Dummy IRS0000

Semester 2

Abroad Year Dummy IRS0060

Year 3 Core (60 Credits) Your compulsory year Abroad modules for Art

Semester 1

Abroad Year Dummy ARS0000

Semester 2

Abroad Year Dummy ARS0060

Final Year Core (30 Credits) Students must take the following modules

Final Year Core (20 Credits) Modern Irish III & IV is compulsory for final year students.

Final Year Options Joint Honours Fine Art students must take either AR30130 or AR32540 in Semester 2 of the final year

Semester 2

Exhibition 1: Graduation Show AR30130

Exhibition 2: Graduation Show AR32540

Final Year Options Joint Honours Fine Art students should select from the following modules for their remaining final year credits:

Semester 1

Life Studies 3 AR31610

Painting 5 - Paint Directed Practice AR31730

Printmaking 5 - Print Directed Practice AR31930

Photography 5 - Photo Directed Practice AR32130

Book Illustration 3 AR32330

Available both years Options 20 credits from the following except only one extended essay can be taken each year

Semester 1

Extended Essay 2 IR22400

Extended Essay 4 IR32900

Semester 2

Llên Geltaidd Gymharol GC33010

Extended Essay 2 IR22410

Extended Essay 4 IR32910

Key Information Set

Key Facts

UCAS Code: WQ15

Tariff Required: 280

Entry Requirements: Grade B in A level Art or appropriate subject required. GCSE: Grade C in English or Welsh.

Course Length: 4 Years

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