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Photography, Film, Video - BA (Honours) in Fine Art
  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 8
    Art & Design
    3 year specialisation following LC110 First Year Art & Design
    Limerick (Clare St)

    What is the programme about?
    In our media-saturated reality, it is easy to see why artists and curators look towards lens-based practice when producing or displaying artworks that describe the world in which we live.

    Even a cursory inspection of many contemporary art institutions and large-scale art festivals, such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Venice Biennale, Glasgow International, EVA International, Documenta, will reveal that the vast majority of works selected for these events are firmly grounded in lens based practice.

    Some of the world's most successful artists in recent years work within this set of media and discourse. These include: Amie Siegel, Elizabeth Price, Ryan Trecartin, Hito Steyerl, John Gerrard, and Martha Rosler.

    With this in mind, the Photography & Lens Based Media aims to provide its students with the most cutting edge and relevant framework for producing contemporary fine art in the 21st century.

    Based in Limerick, the home of EVA International, Ireland's only international biennial, the Photography and Lens Based Media degree course at Limerick School of Art and Design is currently recruiting for advanced entry to its programme. 

    To apply please complete the form available at http://www.lit.ie/Admissions/AdvancedEntry.aspxPlease note the closing date is extended to the 30th May for external applicants.

    This undergraduate course offers an innovative and engaging education in what is a critically relevant discipline in Fine Art practice today. Photography and Lens Based Media provides students with a diverse skillset that is at the intersection of contemporary art and digital media. This multi-disciplinary skillset is directly transferable to many new media industries and conceptual art endeavour. An exciting new course that challenges students to engage with complex contextualised inquiry while realising these ideas with traditional and technological media.

    New media technologies such as digital camera use, still and video editing, sound production and digital art making are integrated with traditional wet photography, installation art, and a varied mixed media aesthetic pursuit. Lens Based and Digital Media students develop a multi-faceted approach in their conceptual art practice. The course is supported with access to state of the art equipment and editing suites, facilitated by nationally and internationally exhibiting lecturers and complimented by a high profile visiting lecturer programme.

    Top 3 Reasons
    1. This is the first programme of its kind in the West of Ireland, giving students an opportunity to be part of a dynamic learning environment at LSAD.

    2. The programme offers students the chance to experience a variety of photographic and video approaches to Fine Art and will develop crucial skills for an understanding of the use of images in society today.

    3. The Visiting Lecturer programme offers students the chance to engage with prominent and leading figures in photography and lens-based media.

    Class Contact Hours
    Initially 23 hours per week in Year 1; however, as the programme progresses, the course of study becomes increasingly self-directed.

    Did You Know?
    Many contemporary artists use photography and lens-based media in a fluent and fluid manner – artists such as James Coleman, Sharon Lockhart, Tacita Dean, Joachim Koester, Matthew Buckingham and Gerard Byrne, each challenging the ways the world is seen and experienced.


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