About This Course
Art History - History of Art
CKA16 Full-time; CKA06 Part-time
1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Full-time, Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
HDip in Arts
EU Fees 2018
See Fees and Costs for full details.
You will have already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences See Requirements for full details.
Applications processed in rounds: See How To Apply section for full details
10 September 2018
This course is for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of arts or sciences, and who wish to study art history intensively over one academic year (full time) or two (part time). It is designed for those who have an active interest in the history of art but do not already have a degree in the discipline.
It is suitable for those who are currently employed in some branch of the arts and want to obtain an academic qualification in the area or for students who require a conversion course to apply for graduate study, such as the taught MA or the MRes/MPhil/PhD research degrees at UCC (note that completion of the HDip does not guarantee a place on a graduate course).
This is a full-time course over one academic year during which you will take courses in the history of art to the equivalent of 60 credits (for the two-year part-time option, you will take courses to the equivalent of 30 credits in each year).
The course is made up of modules from the second- and third-year courses in the BA degree. You will chose 60 credits in consultation with the course coordinator, taking into account timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can also apply online at PAC.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students.
**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year.
In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments.
CKA16 Full-time: Depending on modules selected, class contact time in lectures and seminars will be approximately 12 hours per week. Optional weekend study tours to Florence, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are also planned.
CKA06 Part-time: Depending on modules selected, class contact time in lectures and seminars will be approximately 6 hours per week. Optional weekend study tours to Florence, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are also planned.
Lectures and tutorials are mandatory, while field trips within and outside Ireland are optional.
Assessment is based partly on written assignments, consisting of critical research essays ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 words in addition to class tests and some degree exams.
Who teaches this course
Dr Flavio Boggi - PhD University of Glasgow. Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in the History of Art.
Dr Simon Knowles - PhD UCC. Lecturer in the History of Art
Dr Ed Krcma - PhD University of London. Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art.
Dr Sabine Kriebel - PhD University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art.
Why Choose This Course
This programme is designed for those who:
- have an active interest in the history of art but do not already possess a degree in the discipline
- are currently employed in some branch of the arts and wish to obtain an academic qualification in the area
- require a conversion course to apply for graduate study, such as the taught MA or the MRes/MPhil/PhD research degrees at UCC (note that completion of the HDip does not guarantee a place on a graduate programme).
Skills and Careers Information
The Higher Diploma in the History of Art guarantees you a high level of visual literacy and critical awareness which, combined with fluent verbal and written skills, are highly desirable when pursuing a career in the following fields
- journalism, media and film
- museum and gallery work
- teaching and research
- design and fashion
- advertising and public relations
- the heritage industry and cultural tourism
- information technology and the Internet
- arts administration
- art market, auction houses and antiques consultancy work
It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences
The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.
If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.
For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .
Fees and Costs
The fee for this course is €6,000 .
If your course is offered full time and part time, the fee for part time courses is half the full time fee.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
Please log into PAC for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications in early November of each year.
Questions on how to apply?
EU students contact email@example.com
International students contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these supplementary questions are available to view here: CKA16AdditionalQuestions (50kB)
Irish/EU Closing Date Rounds
Irish/EU places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here.Apply Now