About This Course
Art History - History of Art
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 2021
€6,130; €3,130 (Year 1 Part-time); €3,130 (Year 2 Part-time)
See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
Closed for applications: we will reopen in November
Non-EU Closing Date
13 September 2021
This course is for those who already have a degree, preferably in the ARts or the 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.
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
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 3 or 4 year primary degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences, and who wish to study the subject History of Art intensively over one academic year. The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. 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.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €6,130; €3,130 (Year 1 Part-time); €3,130 (Year 2 Part-time).
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 .
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two 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 online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal 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 items requested for your course.
Please log into the online application portal for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
Please note you will be required to provide additional information as part of the online application process for this programme. This will include the following questions:
You may enter the details of professional or voluntary positions held. We strongly encourage you to complete this section with all relevant work experiences that will support your application.
In addition to your previously declared qualifications, please outline any additional academic courses, self-learning and professional training relevant to this programme.
Please describe your motivation and readiness for this programme.
- Please detail your computing/technical/IT skills.
The closing date for non-EU applications is 30 JuneApply Now